Sustainable Development Goals in Human Sciences
Starts on 16 September 2019
16-30 September online independent studying
7-11 October face-to-face sessions, participation in the SDGs week at the University (minimum requirement: three sessions)
14-18 October: wrap-up session and closing
Target group: All doctoral students
Language of instruction: English
This course will introduce the key perspectives, ideas and values of the UN global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for academic research and help students to reflect and consider the SDGs in their doctoral research and studies.
The doctoral students will have knowledge of interdisciplinarity/transdisciplinarity of SDGs in research approaches, collaborative planning and team building. They will be capable of drafting possible impact of their research in terms of SDGs.
Research in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
SDGs, knowledge platform, Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
Characteristics of interdisciplinarity/transdisciplinarity in research approaches
Research on SDGs at UOULU
SDGs in knowledge analysis and problem identification
SDGs in research approaches, plans and implementation
Ethics in research on SDGs and progress monitoring
Mode of delivery:
Online independent studying (moodle)
Face-to-face sessions, participation in the SDGs week at the University (minimum requirement: three sessions)
Wrap-up session: team work, reporting and evaluation
Pre-tasks including online studying of SDGs, literature and videos, 20hrs
Face-to-face sessions and participation in the SDGs week at the University (minimum requirement: three sessions), 20hrs
Learning report: integration of SDGs in research or plans, 10hrs
Wrap-up session: team work, reporting and evaluation, 4hrs
Evaluation: Self-evaluation and peer assessment aiming at improving research plans.
Study credits ECTS: 2 (e.g. Field specific studies)
Working life relevance:
The Academy of Finland has recommended all applicants to include SDGs in their research and project plans and therefore, this course will help doctoral students with their future researcher careers.
Finland is committed to the SDGs which are to be mainstreamed in all fields of work.
Course convenors: Anne Keränen, university lecturer; Elina Lehtomäki, professor; Jarkko Saarinen, professor
Last updated: 2.10.2019