Sustainable Development Goals
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleMAN-BKV06
Credits (ECTS)3
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Nijmegen School of Management; Bachelor Geography, Spatial Planning and Environme;
dr. C.Y. Aoki Inoue
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dr. C.Y. Aoki Inoue
Other course modules lecturer
dr. C.Y. Aoki Inoue
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Contactperson for the course
dr. C.Y. Aoki Inoue
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prof. dr. I.J. Visseren-Hamakers
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Academic year2022
3  (30/01/2023 to 09/04/2023)
Starting block
Course mode
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Waiting listYes
Placement procedure-
After this course, you can:
  • Explain the relevance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and which indicators are used to monitor progress towards the goals;
  • Reflect on the synergies and trade-offs between SDGs and challenges in reaching the goals;
  • Identify and discuss how your own field of study can contribute to moving towards the SDGs;
  • Constructively work in a multidisciplinary team to analyse a set of SDGs and measures to achieve them.
The course consists of weekly lectures by researchers from different fields. These lectures provide you with a broad view of the SDGs, its many interrelations and an array of scientific perspectives with which to study the SDGs. Next to this lecture series, you will work in small multi-disciplinary groups on an assignment relating several SDGs to each other, with a very open final product. This project will be graded to form 50% of your final grade. The other 50% of your final grade will be based on an individual paper on a cluster of SDGs of your choice using one of the scientific perspectives introduced by the lecturers.

The course is intended for bachelor students (roughly 3rd year level) from all study programmes with lecturers from multiple faculties.

Presumed foreknowledge
This course is open to all students at Radboud University. No specific prerequisite knowledge is required. However, we do expect you to have developed your academic skills to that of 3rd-year bachelor students.
Test information
Individual essay (50% of final grade) and Project work (50% of final grade). To pass the course, the grade for the individual essay should be at least 5.0. Partial grades obtained in the course in previous years, remain valid.
After subscribing, you will be put on a waiting list; don’t worry about this. In the first half of January, we will subscribe you. There is a maximum of 40 participants.

Required materials
Course material
Will be made available.

Instructional modes

Attendance MandatoryYes

Sustainability certificate

Individual essay
Test weight50
Test typePaper
OpportunitiesBlock 3, Block 4

Project work
Test weight50
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock 3, Block 4