Engineering Sustainable Environments in ScandinaviaSemester Course

Week-Long Study Tour
Finland (Fall) or Iceland (Spring)
Core Course Week Study Tour
Major Discipline(s)
Engineering, Environmental Science
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

This engineering course explores the development of tools and technologies to protect and restore environmental systems sustainably, using contemporary Scandinavian case studies. We assess local environmental impacts of human activities relating to water consumption, waste production, transportation, energy, air quality, heat, and urban ecosystems, applying methods, techniques and modeling to describe, quantify, and solve environmental problems through collaborative engineering solutions. The course is problem-based and experiential, with course-integrated travel throughout the region, and hands-on projects with real-world applications.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Chemistry / Biochemistry, Physics / Biophysics


Amari Claudia Enzi

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Senior Sustainability Specialist at Sandvik Coromant (2022–⁠present). M.Sc. in Environmental System Science with focus in Business Administration, University of Graz (2013). M.Sc. in Energy and Environmental Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Burgenland (2012). Previous experience consulting on projects in Canada, Europe, and Southeast Asia as Director, Subject Matter Expert Sustainability at Prime Weber Shandwick (2022) and strategizing sustainable development practices as Nordic Sustainabilty & Corporate Affairs Manager at Samsung Electronics (2017–⁠2022). With DIS since 2023.

Asterios Papageorgiou

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Sciences and Engineering (SEED), KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) (2018-present). Licentiate in Industrial Ecology, KTH (2021). M.Sc in Sustainable Technology, KTH (2018). M.Sc. in Sustainable Waste Management, School of Civil Engineering, Leeds University (2006). B.Sc in Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2005). Senior environmental specialist (2023-present). Previous experience supporting research projects in waste management and material flow analysis as Environmental Researcher at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2008–⁠2009). With DIS since 2021.