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Climate Change - Cross-disciplinary Challenges and Solutions, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 days
University rank #60 (ARWU) Aarhus, Denmark
This Climate Change - Cross-disciplinary Challenges and Solutions course at Aarhus University takes a cross-disciplinary approach to this issue, drawing on expertise from all four branches of university science. This way we shall probe for analyses, remediation and solutions regarding the challenges of fast emerging climate change on this heavily populated planet.
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In our galaxy, there are billions of planets with liquid water and of these, possibly thousands with dry land and blue skies. One of these is ours – to have and to hold.

Climate on this planet shows variations, some gentle and some dramatic with the recent global warming as an emerging and extraordinary example. Humans are causing a substantial part of it, and for sure, we are the only ones around to take action.

The objective of the Climate Change - Cross-disciplinary Challenges and Solutions course at Aarhus University is three-fold:

  • To arm the participating students with a cross-disciplinary understanding of the challenges related to climate change, including the scientific basis and drivers of climate change and the associated societal challenges relating to e.g. the environment, technology, economics, and culture.
  • To empower the participating students, through case-based group studies, with skills in cross-disciplinary analysis and development of solutions to challenges relating to climate change.
  •  To help students build a cross-disciplinary network by which they can continue further climate-related university studies as well as climate-related entrepreneurship later in life.  

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student should demonstrate the ability to

  •  Discuss and communicate interdisciplinary approaches to climate-related challenges, combining natural science with one or more other sciences, depending on the specific group-case study.
  •  Facilitate and qualify debate on the possibilities and limitations of climate initiatives/solutions.
  •  Produce, in a multidisciplinary group, case- and solution-oriented approaches to a specific climate-related problem.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 days
    • Duration description

      3 August - 14 August

  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Earth’s climate is changing, and this raises a multitude of associated problems for society. The required solutions need to combine knowledge and skills from all sciences. This course will cover the scientific backgrounds for understanding climate change, including the drivers of climate change, both natural and anthropogenic, together with associated problems related to for example politics, economy, health issues, agriculture, and human migration.
  •  Also, potential solutions will be presented and discussed by drawing on knowledge from all disciplines. The course will bring together students with backgrounds in different university sciences to form cross-disciplinary groups that address different specific issues of climate change through case-work.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Course specific:

  • All students holding a university bachelor degree per July 2020 are welcome.
  • You should be interested in going outside your scientific comfort zone and eager to understand other approaches to the climate challenges and solutions.   
  • Exchange students: nomination from your home university
  • Freemovers: documentation for English Langauge proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1159 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1159 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 days.
  • EU/EEA

    137 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 137 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 days.
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Exchange students: No Fee 

Living costs for Aarhus

  • 6639 - 10060 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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