International Universities

One- to two-week advanced courses taught by professors from world-leading universities.

This courses will be taugth at the ETSI AGRONÓMICA, ALIMENTARIA Y DE BIOSISTEMAS.

House of memories

Each person is a set of memories, a series of experiences, sensations, sometimes good and sometimes not so much. The sum of all of them serves to define the individual we are in their most intimate state. A look inside each of us, eager to discover those personal and unique aspects, will serve as a starting point to trace and turn into a tangible reality these elements that shape our memory. Suppose then that these elements can resemble a room, an interior space within our consciousness. There would be, therefore, a room with the smell of coffee, a corner of the raindrops, a place of soft touch like a cotton sweater.

Dates:

15/07 – 26/07

9:00 – 15:00

Credits:

7 (70 hours)

Faculty:

Jesús Ulargui
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Price: €1050

Sustainability Science

This short course provides an introduction to the very broad and transdisciplinary field of sustainability. Topics covered include the scientific principles of sustainability practices, with attention to system dynamics perspectives; concerns, definitions, and indicators; quality of life; values and worldviews; ecological systems; human populations and behavior; energy fundamentals; agro-food systems; renewable and non-renewable resources; and transitions to a sustainable economy.

Dates:

01/07 – 05/07

9:00 – 13:00

Credits:

2 (20 hours)

Faculty:

Thomas Gloria
Harvard University

Price: €300

Citizen Science

This course will engage students in multi-disciplinary, inter-active, and experiential learning about the role of citizen science in advancing protection of the environment and public health.  Together, we will design a project in the City of Madrid, collect and analyze data, and discuss our findings with City officials and UPM Faculty. This course will appeal to students in environmental science, environmental engineering, public policy, public health, and law.

Dates:

08/07 – 12/07

9:00 – 13:00

Credits:

2 (20 hours)

Faculty:

Wendy Jacobs
Harvard University

Price: €300

Leadership and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals

Jointly with the itdUPM, four Harvard University professors will speak on megatrends in Leadership and Systemic Thinking, discuss international examples to provide an understanding of Systemic Strategy implementation in organizations and introduce tools by means of which to acquire the personal resilience and agility required to make a real impact on change agents. The course will have a very interactive workshop format based on real experiences, where students will work side by side with all five professors.

Dates:

24/06 – 27/06

9:00 – 13:00

Credits:

2 (20 hours)

Faculty:

Ritchie-Dunham
Institute for Strategic Clarity

Price: €300

Courses will go ahead provided that there is a minimum of 15 students per course.