CSD Uppsala

Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development is an interdisciplinary centre established at Uppsala University. The Centre is based on a collaboration between Uppsala University (UU) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development aims to be a catalyst for research and education on sustainable development at Uppsala’s two universities, as well as a place for students and researchers.
CSD Uppsala include these programmes:


New website launched at www.cemus.uu.se

Studying at CEMUS?

For the latest course information (schedule, literature and more) go to our course portal www.cemusstudent.se.

Want to study at CEMUS?

Read more about our courses and apply at Uppsala University’s education site – in Swedish and in English.

How to apply at antagning.se for English speakers download guide

Download our international course catalogue Student Driven Education at CEMUS

Contact course coordinators or utbildning@csduppsala.uu.se with your questions.

Visit us at Villavägen 16 in Uppsala

Get involved and join our student organization CEMUS Roots!

CEMUS Roots new website is now up and running. Visit http://roots.cemusstudent.se for news and ongoing initiatives, and how to get involved.

Generation of the New Economy Festival April 2015

CEMUS is partnering up with Schumacher College, the Transitition Network and the New Economy Organisers Network in hosting this festival to take place at Schumacher College between April 13 an April 18, 2015. This exciting one week event will gather youth from Europe and beyond to explore developments at the cutting edge of economics, challenging old paradigms and diving deep into imagining new ways of organising our economies and communities. For more information visit: http://www.generationoftheneweconomy.com/

Active Student Participation in Higher Education

”Continued Development of Active Student Participation in Higher Education” is a new and unique year project with the aim to support the development and increase the quality of academic teaching and learning by better incorporating students as active co-creators of higher education. The project is run by the Department of Quality Enhancement and Academic Teaching and Learning in collaboration with CEMUS, with funding from the Vice Chancellor’s strategic funds. For more information visit the projects website at: http://aktivstudentmedverkan.uadm.uu.se

Participatory Learning and Active Teaching Methods

Is a pedagogical project by Malin Östman at CEMUS, with funding from the Pedagogical Renewal Fund at the Faculty of Science and Technology. The project aims to increase and develop new participatory methods of learning and teaching within the Master Programme in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University and SLU. Learn more by clicking the poster below.


Sustainability Case Library


Using cases to promote active learning for sustainable development.

How can we create a space for active learning, where students apply their knowledge to real world problems and develop critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills? A case is a real or constructed scenario that involves issues and conflicts that need to be resolved, though they usually do not have one clear or obvious solution. They may contain a description of the scenario as well as relevant background information such as graphs, stories or historical documents. Real or constructed cases are already used for teaching and learning within in the fields of law, economics and social sciences, but are not widely used within education for sustainable development. Cases can be used to shift focus from sustainability problems to solutions and strategies for a sustainable development.

Read more at: Sustainability Case Library

How CEMUS is changing how we teach, meet, and learn

Can the experiences gained at CEMUS somehow be converted to expand ongoing debates? Can these experiences be shared and spread to universities in other parts of the world? How should the university be changed? What is education for? How will CEMUS continue to contribute to a sustainable and just society?

An anthology written by students, researchers, and teachers aims to answer, in some ways, the questions raised above. It also serves as a source of inspiration and motivation for teachers, university management, administrators, the public, and other actors with an interest in education for sustainable development.

The book can be downloaded here: Transcending Boundaries – How CEMUS is Changing How we Teach, Meet and Learn

Joseph Tainter at CEMUS January 23, 2014

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