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Learning Opportunity: Certificate in Sustainable Development and Social Innovation

Certificate in Sustainable Development and Social Innovation

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The Certificate aims to provide a better understanding of the complex challenges that societies, organisations and individuals face as we approach the limits of the biophysical carrying capacity of our planet. Sustainability and Social Innovation are inseparable: Active involvement of both citizens and science is necessary for guiding and monitoring the innovations that promise to protect or improve our lifestyle standards.

The study programme offers tools for social learning to tap into the collective intelligence of stakeholders and experts. Issues such as energy, water and food production, waste and recycling, sustainable housing and transport are covered. The courses provide an overview on the most recent insights from academics and practitioners relating to global change and to transformational learning for sustainability.

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Target audience for study programme:

  • for professionals and students from all levels and degree programmes.
  • as additional activity compatible with full time employment and enrolment in a Bachelor, Master or Ph.D. programme.
Duration Information: 

2 to 6 semesters (duration and content of study can be personalized)

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  • Professionals: the Certificate is designed to be compatible with a full-time job.
  • Students registered in any degree programme (Bachelor, Master, or Ph.D.) can enroll:
    • to obtain it as second qualification in parallel to pursuing their main degree whilst at the University
    • or they can take individual courses counting as optional courses towards their main degree.
Admission Procedure: 

Online application.

In order to apply, please write a letter of motivation of about one page and submit your Curriculum Vitae, following instructions on our University applications website.


200 euros / semester

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Université du Luxembourg
Provider Contact Info: 

Christelle Karleskind / Study and Programme Administrator

University of Luxembourg

Faculté des Lettres, des Sciences Humaines, des Arts et des Sciences de l'Education
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette


(+352) 46 66 44 9510



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Campus Limpertsberg