BUP courses at ÅAU Spring 2015

A Sustainable Baltic Region, 5 credits

Aim and content:
To give insight in how to develop a sustainable Baltic Region; key concepts. Energy issues, material flows, sustainable agriculture, forestry, sustainable industrial production and technology, transports, habitation, sustainable economy, ethics and law for sustainability.

Learning outcome:
The student will be able to explain and discuss sustainability issues in different sectors in the Baltic Sea Region.

Target group:
Students from all faculties interested in sustainability issues.
Materials electronically available (http://www.balticuniv.uu.se/)

Lectures, group discussions, presentatations, written exam.

Enrolments to the Open University, http://www.abo.fi/fc/anmalningsdb/ at the latest 15.1.2015

Teacher: doc. Egon Nordström

Time:
week 04-14, Wednesdays at 17.30-20.00, aud Kosmos, CLL Arken, Fabriksgatan 2/Tehtaank 2
 
For more information contact:
 
Sinikka Suomalainen
planning officer
Centre for Lifelong Learning
Åbo Akademi
20500 Åbo, Finland
e-mail: sinikka.suomalainen ( at ) abo.fi

BUP courses at ÅAU 2013-2014

AUTUMN TERM 2013:


Sustainable Water Management: The Water use and management, 5 sp
Aim and content: To give a professional knowledge on the state of the water resources in the Baltic region. Waterscape; water resources, such as rivers, lakes, groundwater, wetlands and the Baltic Sea with its shore, coastal waters and open sea. Both process knowledge and physical and economical geography aspects on the water resources. This part focuses on how water is used. The sectors agriculture, municipal water supply, and industry are treated from both quantitative and qualitative aspects. Practical management options are also presented with case studies.
Learning outcome: The students should be able to explain qualitative and quantitative aspects of the water use in sectors of agriculture, municipal water supply and industry.
Target group: Especially students with a background in e.g. geology, soil science, environmental engineering and chemistry, hydrology, ecology but other study areas may also be relevant.
Literature: Sustainable Water Management in the Baltic Sea Basin. 2. Water Use ans Management. Lars-Christer Lundin (available on internet)
Lectures, group discussions, written exam
Registrations to http://www.abo.fi/fc/anmalningsdb/at the latest 24.9.2013
Teacher: doc. Egon Nordström
Time: w 41-48, Tuesd 17.30-20.00, aud Atlas, Cll Arken, Fabriksgatan 2/Tehtaank 2

Concepts of Sustainability, 5 cr
Aim and content: To give an introduction to concepts of sustainability. Concepts, definitions and dimensions of sustainable development. Indicators for sustainability, cases from different parts of the world. The aim is to give a general understanding how the process of sustainable development has proceeded, to know about the international background documents. To learn about how to measure sustainability, to show good cases in practice, to discuss sustainability from several viewpoints and to relate it to own life.
Learning outcome: The student should know the background documents and processes of sustainability, indicators for sustainability, compare and analyze measurements, review and discuss best practices.
Target group: All students interested in sustainability issues.
Max 45 participants
Teachers: MSci Sinikka Suomalainen, MSci Ea Blomqvist
Enrolments to http://www.unipid.fi/en/courses/ at the latest 16.9.2013 (max 45 participants)
Time: w 40-50, net course (moodle)
 

SPRING TERM 2014

Sustainable Baltic Region, 5 sp
Aim and content: To give insight in how to develop a sustainable Baltic Region; key concepts. Energy issues, material flows, sustainable agriculture, forestry, sustainable industrial production and technology, transports, habitation, sustainable economy, ethics and law for sustainability.
Learning outcome: The student will be able to explain and discuss sustainability issues in different sectors in the Baltic Sea Region.
Target group: Students from all faculties interested in sustainability issues.
Materials electronically availabe (http://www.balticuniv.uu.se/)
Lectures, group discussions, presentatations, written exam
Enrolments to the Open University, http://www.abo.fi/fc/anmalningsdb/ at the latest 8.1.2014
Teacher: doc. Egon Nordström
Time: w 04-14, Wednesdays at 17.30-20.00, aud Aura, Cll Arken, Fabriksgatan 2/Tehtaank 2


200009.0 Sustainable Water Management: The Waterscape, 5 sp
Aim and content: To give a professional knowedge on the state of the water resources in the Baltic region. Waterscape; water resources, such as rivers, lakes, groundwater, wetlands and the Baltic Sea with its shore, coastal waters and open sea. Both process knowledge and physical and economical geography aspects on the water resources. This part treats the waterscape, i.e., water resources, such as rivers, lakes, groundwater, wetlands and the Baltic Sea with its shore, coastal waters and open sea. Both basic process knowledge and physical and economical geography aspects on the water resources is given in this part.
Learning outcome: The student should be able to explain differnts aspects of the water reources in the Baltic Sea Region.
Target group: Especially students with a background in e.g. geology, soil science, environmental engineering and chemistry, hydrology, ecology but other study areas may also be relevant.
Literature: Sustainable Water Management in the Baltic Sea Basin. 1 Waterscape. Lars-Christer Lundin(available on internet)
Lectures, group discussions, written exam
Registration to http://www.abo.fi/fc/anmalningsdb/at the latest 21.1.2014
Teacher: doc. Egon Nordström
Time: w 6-13 w 06-13 Tuesd 17.30-20.00, aud Atlas, Cll Arken, Fabriksgatan 2/Tehtaank 2

 

For more information contact:

Sinikka Suomalainen
planning officer
Centre for Lifelong Learning
Åbo Akademi
20500 Åbo, Finland
e-mail: sinikka.suomalainen ( at ) abo.fi