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Independent courses

First level courses (Undergraduate)

Världens eko 7.5 hp
Världens Eko is an orientation course on sustainable development and global change. The course is taught in Swedish.

Second level courses (Graduate)

Introduction to Sustainability Science 7.5 hp

Urban social-ecological systems 15 hp

Students can also take courses from the Master programme Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development as independent courses:

Leadership course

BALTICLEAD is a leadership programme designed for system entrepreneurship and transformations to sustainability in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. It is a joint initiative between Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Swedish Institute.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

Planetary boundaries and human opportunities
This course gives participants an overview of emerging concepts within sustainability science, like the Anthropocene, planetary boundaries, and resilience. These concepts are at the core of contemporary research and debate on global sustainability. They are key to understanding rapid global environmental change caused by humans, and to assess potential solutions.

This course is offered 'on-demand' from SDG Academy, and is free of charge.

Transforming Development: The Science and Practice of Resilience Thinking
With concerns about climate and global environmental changes, and increases in social, economic, and political turbulence, the concept of resilience is proving useful across a range of sectors as a way to understand and respond to a fast-changing, surprise-riddled world. The course is designed to help practitioners use resilience thinking as a tool to improve development practice and apply systems thinking across and beyond the Sustainable Development Goals.

This course ran during Spring 2018, and was hosted by SDG Academy.

Related info

To get an overview of the Master's programme please see this page


Stockholm Resilience Centre is a collaboration between Stockholm University and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Stockholm Resilience Centre
Stockholm University, Kräftriket 2B
Phone: +46 8 674 70 70

Organisation number: 202100-3062
VAT No: SE202100306201