Try one of the online courses to develop skills relating to the climate transition.2022-12-16
Treat yourself to a climate course this Christmas
There is now a general page where you can apply for open, online courses to develop skills relating to the climate transition. The courses are part of the Öppet för klimatet (Open to the Climate) project, which has been established by the government as part of its climate upskilling initiative.
What could warm the heart more than a course with the planet’s best interests in mind? Now you have the chance to treat yourself or a friend to a further education course that supports society’s climate transition. The courses examine the circular economy, battery technology and raw materials and range from areas such as technology, the natural sciences and computer science to procurement law and community planning.
“Open courses may prove to be a vital tool in terms of the climate transition and the lack of skills facing society,” notes Lena Strålsjö, senior faculty administrator and project manager responsible for coordinating Open to the Climate.
Study at your own pace
All of the courses are open to everybody, free of charge and without entry requirements. Most of the courses are what are known as ‘MOOCs’ – Massive Open Online Courses – and do not provide credits, although certain courses offer certificates to those who obtain a passing grade. The courses can be carried out at participants’ own pace, whenever and wherever they choose.
Facts about the Open to the Climate project
Open to the Climate has been established by the government as part of its climate upskilling initiative and is being coordinated by Uppsala University. In autumn 2022, nine higher education institutions collaborated to create a range of courses concerning the climate transition:
- Chalmers University of Technology
- KTH, Royal Institute of Technology
- Linköping University
- Luleå University of Technology
- Lund University
- Mälardalen University
- SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
- Umeå University
- Uppsala University.
Each higher education institution received SEK 1.9 million for the task, and Uppsala University will contribute five courses and five webinars.
- Open to the Climate courses on the external website Learning4professionals
- Information about lifelong learning on the Staff Portal
- Analysis of range of lifelong learning courses, news item, 15 December 2022