A collection of recommended courses in Sweden and abroad are provided here for those who want to learn more about sustainable design. Only the courses taught in English (or provided by SVID) are presented on the website in English.
Are you interested in courses taught in Swedish? See the Swedish Sustainability Guide site
Sustainable Business Development
This is how you can create more profitable business! SVID organizes training courses for designers, architects and others who want to learn how to generate more profit through sustainable business development. The course is held over a period of five days and is being run frequently in different parts of Sweden.
Read more about the course on the SVID website (In Swedish)
Magister i Strategiskt Ledarskap för Hållbar Utveckling
Do you want to be the next Sustainability Leader? Blekinge Institute of Technology offers a Master Degree that gives you the knowledge and tools to practise sustainable leadership. The programme is offered in an international environment where students have diverse professional experiences and cultural backgrounds. The programme values non-traditional learning methods with a focus on creative, holistic, inter-disciplinary and practical training.
Read more about the course at the Blekinge Institute of Technology website (In Swedish)
Environmental strategy with LCA
The aim of this course is to provide participants with knowledge and tools that are valuable in performing life-cycle analysis of products. With a mixture of theory and practical training, the participants gain understanding of how to use LCA in product development, environmental declarations and environmental reporting. The course is offered by the consultancy Miljögiraff.
Read more about this course and other courses provided by Miljögiraff (In Swedish)
MICRO MACRO MONDE
MICRO MACRO Monde provides courses for people who want to work with "the big perspectives in life." MMM was founded by the entrepreneur Niels Peter Flint because he wanted to create a space where business and industry could meet art, design and architecture. It is a platform for the creative and experimental exploration of new knowledge about sustainability. The courses are given in a village outside Paris where students have the opportunity to live and work for shorter or longer periods of time.
Read more about the courses on the MMM website
Read more about Niels Peter Flint under "Inspiration"
The Natural Step offers E-learning- and practical courses within a framework of strategic sustainability planning. The courses are relevant to all types of design challenges and can help designers, policy makers, engineers and others who need a strategic approach to managing environmental and social issues. The introduction of science-based sustainability principles opens up opportunities for holistic product analysis and effective decision-making. The courses include: E-learning (1 and 3 hours), short courses (such as two day workshops) or more advanced mixed learning (such as coaching linked to current project work over several months).
Read more at The Natural Step website (In Swedish)
or download this summary of The Natural Step activities (In Swedish)
Transformative Learning for Sustainable Living
For the past 15 years Schumacher College in England has been organizing courses that explore sustainable development from different perspectives. It is a unique international meeting place for practical learning. Courses vary from year to year and can include everything from sustainable enterprising to new principles within design, cooking, climate change and experimental art. The courses vary in length from 4 days to 3 weeks.
Read more about the courses at the Schumacher College website