Course Sustainable development

The university, one more step to contribute to sustainable development


After the first edition (in 2017-2018) of the introduction in cooperation course, and the success of its results, this year we propose a new version of it, continuing the line already begun. The Sustainable Development course (The University, one more step to contribute to sustainable development) aims to promote a critical and reflective teaching-learning process and space on global issues related to poverty, inequality, injustice and environmental sustainability and how international development cooperation responds through different strategies, programs and approaches.
Throughout the course, there will be a reflection on the concept of development and its indicators, the different theories and their associated critiques. Providing university students with knowledge and training on the different modalities and typologies of cooperation, agents involved and quality standards.

The specific topics to be addressed are

  1. 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Objectives.
  2. Human development, concept, measurement and dimensions.
  3. Development and poverty indicators.
  4. Actors of the International Cooperation for Development.
  5. International and national agencies.
  6. NGDOs and other actors.
  7. Decentralized cooperation.
  8. How Development Cooperation is Financed.
  9. Journalism and communication for cooperation.
  10. Education for Development: Towards a sustainable management of the university campus.
  11. Education for Development: The University as an engine of sustainable development.
  12. Project management.
  13. Cross-cutting themes: gender, human rights, diversity, environment, participation.