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Public-private partnership to teach and implement SDG through a Master course at the University of the Basque Country
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.

Implementation methodologies

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. ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 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

MANAGEMENT Directors: Professor Miren Onaindia, Professor on Ecology (University of the Baque Country) Dr. Ibone Ametzaga, PhD in Ecology (University of the Baque Country) Others: 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.

Partner(s)

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, UNESCO, FundaciĆ³n Naturaleza y Hombre,Cristina Enea Fundazioa,ELHUYAR, ZABALKETA Association for Cooperation, ONU-Habitat Barcelona, Basque Culinary Center, AGIRI-Archaeological association
Progress reports
Goal 4
Goal 17
07/2018
Brochure
Staff / Technical expertise
25 staff, academic and professional from different institutions
Financing (in USD)
30,000 USD
In-kind contribution
Contribution from UNESCO Chair at the University of the Basque Country

Basic information
Time-frame: October 2016 - September 2019
Partners
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, UNESCO, FundaciĆ³n Naturaleza y Hombre,Cristina Enea Fundazioa,ELHUYAR, ZABALKETA Association for Cooperation, ONU-Habitat Barcelona, Basque Culinary Center, AGIRI-Archaeological association
Countries
Contact information
Miren Onaindia, Professor, miren.onaindia@ehu.es
United Nations