MOOCs at Swiss Universities

Exciting MOOCs from Swiss universities that you might want to follow in 2018!

Swiss universities are getting more involved in spreading knowledge through MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).  Here is a brief overview of what you can learn for free* and from home.

University of Geneva

In the footsteps of Zika….approaching the unknown

The central idea of this course is to bring together participants around the world having a strong interest in Zika. We welcome persons from multiple fields and different backgrounds, including researchers, professors and students in related academic fields, health care professionals, policy makers and stakeholders working with Zika related issues, and also anyone who is looking forward to knowing more about this outbreak without borders.
Starting date: September 3, 2018
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Global Health at the Human-Animal Ecosystem Interface

Over the next 7 weeks, you will explore and learn about some of the major and current Global Health Challenges at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface. This MOOC proposes you a dynamic, international and interdisciplinary programme based on the One Heath approach (human-animal-environmental dimensions) and involving more than 30 top experts from more than 20 academic and research institutions and international organisations based in Geneva, Paris, Montreal and the world.
Starting date: September 3, 2018
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École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Technology Innovation for Sustainable Development

Learn how to use technology innovation as a tool to fight poverty and enable sustainable development.
Starting date: October 4, 2018, self-paced
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Exploring Possible Futures: Modeling in Environmental and Energy Economics

What will our future look like? Will we continue burning fossil fuels or will we live in a 100% renewable world? How can we address climate change and what policies do we need to implement? We will provide you with model examples to make you familiar with aspects of economic modeling and state-of-the-art research on current debates in energy policy. This online course explores these concerns, using models in environmental and energy economics. You will learn how to design models, how to interpret and use results to make informed decisions, and how to use models to assess energy and environmental policies.
Starting date: October 15, 2018
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University of Zürich

Asian Environmental Humanities: Landscapes in Transition

In this course, featuring many researchers from the University of Zurich and international institutions, we will introduce you to some of the most vibrant cultural trends addressing landscape appreciation, degradation, protection, and rehabilitation that currently circulate in the Asian hemisphere. Following us on our different paths and trajectories through the five modules of the course, you will encounter many of the reasons why environmental humanities study projects which strive to change people’s prevalent attitudes, values and behavioural patterns in order to redeem the rapidly globalizing crisis, and how they go about it.
Starting date: September 17, 2018
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The access to the course is free. However, the payment of a small fee is required if the participant is willing to receive a diploma certifying his/her participation to the course.