“If still more education is to save us, it would have to be education of a different kind: an education that takes us into the depth of things” E.F. Schumacher
The education at CEMUS gives you the opportunity to study a wide range of courses within the environment, development and sustainability field. Our interdisciplinary courses aim to complement other courses at Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. They are built on a close collaboration between students, teachers, researchers, university administrators and societal actors.
CEMUS Educational Model
Our model puts the student at the center of the educational process and has four important components:
Two students are employed by CEMUS as course coordinators. They plan, run, and evaluate one university course. The syllabus and learning outcomes are developed and solidified through a collaborative process involving students and university staff. Based on this, course coordinators plan the general structure of the class, make a reading list, invite guest lecturers, lead seminars, and handle course administration. Partnered coordinators are often selected from different academic backgrounds and tend to work on a course that they have both previously taken.
Course work group
A work group is formed for each course. It consists of researchers, teachers, and often practitioners from fields relevant to the course. Working closely with course coordinators, this group suggests literature and possible lecturers and gives feedback on the proposed course structure and schedule. The work group is also responsible for student exams.
A lecture series is the backbone of every CEMUS course. Course coordinators invite practitioners and academics from different fields, often from other universities and sometimes from other countries, to give guest lectures and facilitate discussions.
The management team provides administrative, pedagogical, and practical support to the course coordinators in their daily work while overseeing the long-term development of CEMUS.