ENG-650 / 2 credits

Teacher(s): Grazioli Jacopo, Miani Juliane, Mélo Michka Sylvain, Suris Miret Joan

Language: English

Remark: Participants who want to enroll should provide a one-page (max) motivation letter to jacopo.grazioli@epfl.ch AND michka.melo@epfl.ch


Frequency

Every year

Summary

This course is designed to develop the necessary transversal skills to foster sustainability integration in the present and future research of the PhD students.

Content

Note

In-person attendance to sessions is key.

Keywords

sustainability, system thinking, leadership, effective communication, socio-environmental responsibility, planetary boundaries

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Interest for sustainability topics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Develop leadership skills to act effectively on sustainability-related challenges
  • Explain key sustainability concepts to a heterogeneous audience
  • Apply research practices to sustainability by: a) Formulating a research question/project to solve a sustainability-related issue / b) (and/or) Identifying and prioritizing actions to make research practices more sustainable

Resources

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In the programs

  • Number of places: 12
  • Exam form: Oral presentation (session free)
  • Subject examined: Sustainability in my research
  • Lecture: 20 Hour(s)
  • Exercises: 16 Hour(s)
  • Project: 28 Hour(s)
  • Number of places: 12
  • Exam form: Oral presentation (session free)
  • Subject examined: Sustainability in my research
  • Lecture: 20 Hour(s)
  • Exercises: 16 Hour(s)
  • Project: 28 Hour(s)

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