The micro-credential Sustainability is the first course really aimed at an audience outside the university and offers entrepreneurs the chance to learn about sustainable policies. Participants can receive micro-credentials for this, which are expressed as credits on a certificate. Initiator Professor Cathy Macharis: “We are moving towards a more sustainable world. The challenges are clear and there is a lot of willingness to change. But how do we arrive at more sustainable solutions? And how do we know that they are indeed more sustainable?”
This English-language course offers various techniques for sustainability decision-making. They include data-driven techniques, such as External Cost Calculations, and people-oriented methods, such as participatory foresighting.
The course is interactive, with workshops in which participants experience the different techniques in a hands-on manner, complemented by lectures that can be followed online or in class. The course is suitable for anyone with a professional or personal interest in sustainability.
This course is part of VUB’s regular course offer. It is also offered as a micro-credential, which allows non-regular students to follow it. As a micro-credential, this course is interesting for anyone who is concerned about sustainability and has to deal with it in their organisation or company. The course has a study value of 6 ECTS and delivers a micro-credential certificate.
Registration is under credit contract, which means participants follow a semester-long course consisting of lectures and workshops, expressed in ECTS, and receive a certificate upon completion.
Vice-rector for Education Jan Danckaert: “The world around us is changing rapidly and people are increasingly expected to continuously upgrade their skills. As a university, we can respond to this social demand by offering one or more course units together. We can also validate the acquired knowledge and skills through micro-credentials, which will then also be recognised at a European level. Moreover, we can now offer many classes online, which makes it easier to bridge the gap to people who work and/or have family responsibilities.”
- Tuesday 20 December (13:00 - 14:00)
- Tuesday 17 January (13:00 - 14:00)
- Tuesday 7 February (13:00 - 14:00)