Description/achievement of initiative
The Masters aims to train people on sustainability and the environment, with an interdisciplinary and critical perspective on knowledge aimed at solving real problems. From a multidisciplinary approach, this master offers not only knowledge but also motivations, attitudes and values to achieve a solution to the existing problems of sustainability in our society.
The Master Degree in Environment Sustainability and SDG of the University of the Basque Country (60ECTS) is offered, for the third consecutive year, and after seven editions of the posgraduate course Specialist Environment and Sustainability (30ECTS). It has been acknowledge with 60 credits and it will be imparted at the University of the Basque Country Science and Technology Faculty (Leioa campus).
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
The specific Master in Environment, Sustainability and SDG (60 credits) is mainly composed of 6 modules:
Module 1: SUSTAINABILITY, A GLOBAL VIEW (8 credits)
Module 2: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, NATURAL DIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES (8 credits)
Module 3: EDUCATION, SUSTAINABILITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE (5 credits)
Module 4: SUSTAINABILITY IN PRACTICE: EXPERIENCES OF IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT MODELS (4 credits)
Module 5: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES (20 credits)
Module 6: PERIOD OF INVESTIGATION (15 credits)
The first 4 are masterly lectures, workshops and field trips and the fifth will consist in practices at enterprises/institutions and the last one it is a project tutorised by teachers who have took part in the course.
The face-to- face classes (module 1 to 4) will be from october 2018 to february 2019 (afternoons, from 16.00 to 20.00) in the Science and Technologie Faculty, Leioa.
The assessment will be conducted on the basis of attendance at in-class sessions, an exam on course content, the practices at enterprises, and the writing up and defence of the final dissertation.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
Professor Miren Onaindia, Professor on Ecology (University of the Baque Country)
Dr. Ibone Ametzaga, PhD in Ecology (University of the Baque Country)
Including Chairs and PhDs from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and from others universities, likewise civil servants from the UN, autonomous and national institutions and bodies; and NGO members.
University of the Basque Country, Regional Government of the Basque Country, Environment Department, Department of Education,
Institute of Oceanography, Center for Agricultural Research，
EKOS, County Council of Biscay，
Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre，Cristina Enea Fundazioa，ELHUYAR,
ZABALKETA Association for Cooperation，
Basque Culinary Center，