Cycle of Academic Education: Sustainable development - global challenges
In the project implemented between the 1st of June and the 17th of December participated PhD students, alumni and other members of the academic community of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The aim of the project was the activation of the academic community in the area of applying the principles of the global education in the academic teaching. Emphasis was placed on ordering knowledge and mastering the skills of the PhD students and alumni of the University in the field of sustainable development in context of globalisation, and also raising awareness of the possibility of individual involvement in the global processes.
The direct beneficiaries of the project were 76 PhD students and alumni of the Jagiellonian University, who had registered as the participants of the project of the Academic Educational Cycle.
As part of the project, a series of 10 academic lectures was held. The discussed topics included the sustainable development in several thematic aspects (e.g. global farming problems, cultural diversity, poverty, natural resources, climate change), of a total length of 40 hours. Two workshops WE-CAN!, conducted by the representatives of NGOs (PAH and the Foundation for Diversity POLISFERA) were organised, that were aimed at breaking the stereotypes and prejudices, and also at showing the influence of the individual on the global processes. 5 lectures (in Polish or English) were conducted by the representatives of the international organisations solving global problems (Council of Europe, Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production, the World Bank, among others). The educational cycle organised as part of the project was summarised with the conference “Sustainable development – global challenges. Theory – teaching – practice”.
As part of the project, 300 copies of a manual “Sustainable development – global challenges”, basing on the content of the academic lectures, were published. The electronic version of the manual is available on the website of the University.