Discipline: Sustainability

The Big Rethink: New Ideas for People and Planet

In this interdisciplinary course, we will supercharge our imagination to think radically different about how to solve the big challenges of our time. We currently face several existential crises simultaneously – climate emergency, nuclear proliferation, income…

Sustainable Food: Production and Consumption

This course focuses on concrete and innovative solutions that reshape our connection to food. These solutions recognize and address the environmental and social impacts of food. Critical questions include: What is the true cost of food?…

European Biodiversity

European biodiversity is characterized by great variation in habitats, that is dynamic and constantly evolving in response to changes. Such changes occur gradually and naturally on a long-time scale but with the impact of humans, changes…

European Biodiversity, Summer Course

Sustainable Development in Northern Europe

This course helps you to better understand the complex societal challenges of sustainable development from a European perspective. Specific focus is given to the interplay between social, environmental, and economic solutions to address sustainability challenges on…

DIS Summer Course in Copenhagen, Sustainable Development in Northern Europe

Sustainable Denmark: Solutions and Dilemmas

Sustainable development is one of the most important challenges of our time. The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide an essential framework to identify sustainable solution opportunities. This course explores key societal challenges and themes,…

Sustainable Denmark: Solutions to Dilemmas, summer elective course at DIS Copenhagen

Nordic Culinary Culture

Since the 2000s, the Nordic region has been celebrated internationally for using local and seasonal products, reviving and adapting traditional cooking techniques, and combining good taste with health and well-being. In this course, you analyze Nordic…

DIS Summer, Nordic Culinary Culture

Environmental Philosophy

To understand the current climate crisis is to ask the question of man’s responsibility for nature. The course approaches environmental issues and sustainability from Scandinavian and philosophical perspectives. Experience first-hand how Danes answer these challenges in…

Environmental Philosophy, Summer course at DIS Copenhagen

Bicycle Urbanism

This class examines the best ways a city can encourage and accommodate bicycle traffic in the present and future. The course uses Copenhagen as the main case study and examines how a city can integrate bicycling…

Bicycle Urbanism, Summer Course

Arctic Ecology

In this course, you gain an introduction to and understanding of ecology in the Arctic. The Arctic regions are sensitive to climate variations, and you learn about how these are affecting marine, terrestrial, and freshwater species.…