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Sustainability and Practical Ethics

Are you interested in sustainability and practical ethics? You can make a difference, emphasizing personal development and practical application! Engage with this program and tie your personal passion and drive to these themes. It's an opportunity you wouldn't normally encounter.

“Its an amazing experience. As well as learning but also just living among people with entirely different views on everything”

“I found out that i can relax and learn something at the same time”

“It gave me ideas to create a new business model for my profession It was fun, you learn a lot”

Complex challenges

As a professional in a global context, you'll face complex challenges that can't be isolated. Tomorrow's professionals must be able to navigate issues like rising inequality, corruption, mass migration, women's rights, and aging populations – concerns that are relevant all over the world. This isn't just about theory; it's about taking action and making an impact in a complex world.


  • Understanding of Sustainability Concepts: Gain a deep understanding of sustainability principles and how they apply to various professional and societal contexts.
  • Problem-Solving in Complex Environments: Learn to identify, analyze, and propose solutions to complex problems, especially those related to sustainability and ethics.
  • Global and Cultural Awareness: Enhance awareness of global challenges such as inequality, corruption, mass migration, women's rights, and aging populations, and understand their implications in different cultural contexts.
  • Critical Thinking and Reflection: Foster critical thinking skills and the ability to reflect on one’s own values, decisions, and their impact in professional and societal contexts.
  • Practical Application of Theory: Ability to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios, demonstrating how sustainability and ethics can be practically implemented in professional settings.


This minor is open to students from all study-backgrounds. The course is taught in English.

Further entrance requirements:

  1. You must have successfully completed the propaedeutic phase.
  2. Furthermore, we expect you to possess competency level 2 (post propedeutic). This means the following:

- We assume that you can analyze complexity, design learning tasks, and collaborate both independently and interdisciplinarily.

- We encourage you to use different perspectives and engage in dialogue with other disciplines and cultures.

- Throughout the minor we also ask you to reflect critically on content, context, process, your own person, profession, and worldview.


September - November


In classes with students from different countries and backgrounds you will get to know the different subjects. Learning will take place in many forms. Classes in which topics are introduced, participating in small project groups in which discussion takes place on the subjects of the classes will support you in understanding the concepts better. Besides these classes you will work in a small project group, contributing to make a community healthier.

Aanvullende informatie

Procedure after registration:

  1. Download your learning agreement(s) then send a request to your own examination board with your signed learning agreement(s) attached.
  2. Pending the decision of your examination board, we reserve the minor place(s);
  3. Your own examination board gives approval by signing the learning agreement(s) and affixing a stamp from your college;
  4. You mail this signed and stamped learning agreement(s) to;
  5. After the learning agreement(s) are received at, you will receive an email detailing the steps you need to take to finalize your application for the minor(s).