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Sustainability in degree programmes

In the fall of 2021, Aarhus University offers a total of 135 courses that are directly related to the UN's 17 sustainable development goals. Below you can see how many courses that relate to a specific SDG. Some courses relate to more than one SDG.


How is sustainability integrated into AU’s degree programmes?

AU has analysed all of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees courses offered at the university to determine which ones relate specifically to the UN’s SDGs. All of the courses on the list explicitly refer to sustainability in the course description.

  • Because many of these courses are relevant to more than one SDG, they are listed more than once under different SDGs.
  • The SDG a specific course is linked to has a direct influence on content and learning outcomes, and all of them are relevant to sustainability in general across the 17 SDGs.
  • AU offers many other courses that relate to sustainability and the UN’s SDGs. The list here is limited to courses that have working with sustainability as a specific goal.

More details on the courses offered

  • For the 2021 fall semester, AU is offering 135 courses and modules which explicitly refer to sustainability in the course description.
  • Many of these courses are offered on multiple degree programmes.
  • The courses have a close link to one or more of the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals.
  • The courses include both compulsory courses (60) and electives (75).
  • The courses are offered across AU’s five faculties.