Action Groups Meeting 8.4.2024

In May 2023, Climate University published a new strategy, where six Action Groups were established. These Action Groups are:
  1. Coordination
  2. Courses
  3. Communication
  4. Societal collaboration
  5. Academic collaboration
  6. International collaboration
Please find the aims and actions of the groups here, with a link to register to the groups: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/climateuniversity/vision/

 

Action Groups are meeting on April 8th 2024, attached to the Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center Impact Week in Sofia Cultural Center in Vuosaari, Helsinki. Hybrid participation will be available for registered participants. Meetings will be held between 11 am and 4 pm. Welcome to join!

Climate University courses in Spring 2024

Ilmastoviestintä (2 op) 8.1.-11.3.2024. Oulun yliopiston opiskelijat ilmoittautuvat kurssikoodilla 766382A, muut Climate University -opiskelijat täällä. Huom. ilmoittautuminen päättyy 1.1.2024!

ClimateComms.now (2 ECTS) 15.1.-3.3.2024. University of Helsinki students register with course code ATM382, other Climate University students here and others via open university here.

SystemsChange.now (5 ECTS), 10.1.-10.4.2024. University of Turku students register with course code MAAN7741, University of Helsinki students with course code ATM379, other Climate University students here and others via Turku open university here by 8.1.2024.

Leadership for sustainable change (5 ECTS) 16.1.-27.2.2024. University of Helsinki students register with course code ATM373, University of Jyväskylä students with course code CEMS2610, Tampere University students with course codes HAL.YPAT.341 or KAT.VAST.328 or LFC.360, Hanken students with course code 22089-E, other Climate University students here and others via open university here.

Kestävän kehityksen perusteet (3-5 op), 8.1.-11.3.2024. Oulun ylipiston opiskelijat ilmoittautuvat kurssikoodilla NP00AF43 ja muut Climate University -opiskelijat täällä. Huom. ilmoittautuminen päättyy 1.1.2024!

Principles of sustainable development (3-5 ECTS), 8.1.-11.3.2024. University of Oulu students register with course code NP00AF43 and other Climate University students here. Note. Registration ends 1.1.2024!

Sustainable.Now (3 ECTS), 4.3.2024-19.4.2024. Open via LUT open university, course code BH60A6801, registration time 5.2.2024 – 22.2.2024 https://www.lut.fi/en/studies/open-university/registration-and-study-fees

Sustainable.Now (5 ECTS), 4.3.2024-19.4.2024. Open via LUT open university, course code BH60A6801, registration time 5.2.2024 – 22.2.2024 https://www.lut.fi/en/studies/open-university/registration-and-study-fees

Kestävä kehitys maantieteessä (5 op) (Kestävyys.nyt -opintojakson maantieteeseen tuunattu versio), suomi/englanti, Turun yliopiston opiskelijat ilmoittautuvat 31.7.2024 mennessä kurssikoodilla MAAN6070. Muut ilmoittautuvat 21.2.2024 mennessä avoimen yliopiston toteutukselle (26.2.–7.4.2024) täällä.

Solutions.now (5 ECTS), 11.3.-2.5.2024. University of Helsinki students register with course code ATM380, Turku UAS students with course code TE00BR31-3005, Metropolia students with course code XX00DW15-3006, other Climate University students here and others via open university here. Registration is open 1.1.-26.2.2024.

Klimat.nu (5 sp), 18.3.-24.5.2024. Kursinformation och anmälan: https://www.abo.fi/opu-amnen/hallbar-utveckling Anmälningstid 20.11.2023-11.3.2024. Undervisningsspråk svenska.

Courses available on a continuous basis:

Biodiversity.now (2 ECTS) available on a continuous basis – study and registration here https://courses.mooc.fi/org/uh-inar/courses/biodiversity-now

Climate.now (2 ECTS) available on a continuous basis – study and registration here https://courses.mooc.fi/org/uh-inar/courses/climate-now

Ilmastonmuutos -verkkokurssi / Climate Change -eLearning (2 op) 1.8.2023 – 17.6.2024. UEF:n opiskelijat ilmoittautuvat Pepin kautta (kurssikoodi 3352711) ja muut avoimen yliopiston kautta täällä.

Ilmasto.nyt – ilmastonmuutoksen peruskurssi / Climate.now  – Basic Course on Climate Change (2 op). Turun yliopiston opiskelijat ilmoittautuvat kurssikoodilla MAAN6570-3005 ja muut Turun Avoimessa yliopistossa koodilla MAAN6570-3006 https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/fi/opintojakso/MAAN6570/22474?period=2022-2024

Ilmasto.nyt / Climate.now (2 op), suomi/englanti, Turun yliopiston opiskelijat ilmoittautuvat kurssikoodilla MAAN6570 ja muut avoimen yliopiston kautta täällä 31.7.2024 mennessä.

Introduction to sustainability (3 ECTS) available on a continuous basis – study and registration here https://courses.mooc.fi/org/uh-inar/courses/introduction-to-sustainability

Johdatus kestävän tulevaisuuden opintoihin, A-osa (3 op) jatkuvasti suoritettavissa, Ilmoittautumisaika UEF-opiskelijoille 31.7.2024 asti, kurssikoodi 5319404 ja avoimen opiskelijoille 17.6.2024 asti täällä. Opintojakson arvostelu 29.2.2024, 31.5.2024 ja 31.7.2024.

Kiertotalous.nyt / Circular.now (3 ECTS) available on a continuous basis – University of Helsinki students can register with the course code MAAT-051B, other Climate University students here and others here.

Kiertotalous.nyt (3 op) opiskeltavissa itsenäisesti – Karelia ammattikorkeakoulun opiskelijat ilmoittautuvat Pepissä kurssikoodilla IE10077 ja muut avoimen ammattikorkeakoulun kautta https://www.karelia.fi/avoin-amk/kiertotalous-nyt-3/

Kiertotalous.nyt (3 op) opiskeltavissa itsenäisesti 14.9.2023 – 15.5.2024 välisenä aikana. Avoinna UEF opiskelijoille täällä (ilmoittautuminen 15.5.2024 mennessä)  ja avoimen opiskelijoille täällä (ilmoittautuminen 28.4.2024 mennessä).

Leadership for sustainable change (2 ECTS) available on a continuous basis – University of Helsinki students can register with course code ATM383, other Climate University students here and others here.

Una Europa Micro-Credential in Sustainability (10 ECTS) available on a continuous basis – find more info here: https://www.una-europa.eu/study/microcredential-sustainability

Courses with restricted registration:

Climate Change (5 ECTS), 8.1.2024-19.4.2024. LUT students register with the course code BH60A5900, registration time 1.12.2023 – 2.1.2024.

Climate.Now (2 ECTS), 8.1.2024-19.4.2024. Open via open university, course code BH60A7400, registration time 1.12.2023 – 2.1.2024 https://www.lut.fi/en/studies/open-university/registration-and-study-fees

 

Circular.now, 22.1-8.3.2024. Hanken students register with the course code 38025, registration is open until 14.1.2024.

Circular.Now (3 ECTS) 8.1.2024-23.2.2024. LUT students register with course code BH60A7200, registration time 1.12.2023 – 2.1.2024.

Circular.Now (3 ECTS), 4.3.2024-19.4.2024. LUT students register with course code BH60A7200, registration time 5.2.2024 – 22.2.2024.

Circular.Now (3 ECTS), 1.6.2024-31.7.2024. LUT students register with course code BH60A7200, registration time 18.4.2024 –18.5.2024.

Kiertotalous.nyt / Circular.now (5 ECTS) available on a continuous basis – University of Helsinki students can register with the course code MAAT-051.

Greetings from Annual Meeting 2023

Climate University Annual Meeting 2023 was held in Helsinki 6.-7.11.2023 with more than 100 changemakers listening, discussing, sharing, experiencing and planning education collaboration in the times of the climate crisis. Theme of the meeting was art and science collaboration, and the event was co-organized by the University of Helsinki, the University of the Arts Helsinki and the Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center. Event was also a 5-year anniversary of the Climate University, as the network hosted our very first workshop in the same place in November 2018.

Event started with a panel discussion on the Think Corner Stage, where professor of meteorology Timo Vesala and art curator Ulla Taipale from the University of Helsinki, art curator Yvonne Billimore from BioArt Society as well as artist Josefina Nelimarkka shared their views of the need of art-science collaboration. Panel discussion was moderated by Saara Hannula from the UniArts. Piece or art ‘Supersaturation’ by Josefina Nelimarkka was shown on the stage.

One of the new outcomes of the Climate University collaboration is the Specialisation Programme in Climate Expertise, which is a 2-year (60 ECTS) specialisation education for those who need climate expertise in their working life.  Also new Climate University for Virtual Exchanges programme (CLUVEX) was advertised, as well as new Biodiversity.now MOOC.

According to Climate University vision and strategy 2023-2027, six action groups were established and they met for the first time on Monday afternoon. Registration to the action groups is still open to everyone interested in higher education collaboration on climate and sustainability education (see link above).

Evening reception was hosted by the Helsinki Observatory. In 2021, Climate.now students of the University of Helsinki designed a climate change exhibition there, that has already been seen by 20 000 visitors!

Tuesday morning, Climate University network topics were workshopped in Helsinki EduHub. Action groups presented their future plans and next steps were discussed.

Next Climate University Annual Meeting will be held in Oulu 6.-7.11.2024.

Action groups will also meet in 8.4. in Vuosaari, Helsinki (hybrid), attached to ACCC Impact Week.

Text: Laura Riuttanen

Photos: Laura Riuttanen, Reetta Matilainen, Janina Taurinen

Haku llmastoasiantuntijan erikoistumiskoulutukseen on päättynyt

Haku ensimmäiseen ilmastoasiantuntijan erikoistumiskoulutukseen päättyi viime viikolla. Saimme määräaikaan mennessä 51 hakemusta monipuolisesti eri taustoista tulevilta hakijoilta. Hakijoille ilmoitetaan valinnoista viimeistään 18.12.2023 ja koulutus alkaa maaliskuussa 2024.

Climate University -kumppaneista koulutusta ovat toteuttamassa Helsingin yliopiston lisäksi Itä-Suomen yliopisto, Haaga-Helia ammattikorkeakoulu, Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu, LAB-ammattikorkeakoulu, Oulun yliopisto, Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu, Turun ammattikorkeakoulu ja Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu.

Lisätiedot ilmastoasiantuntijan erikoistumiskoulutuksesta: https://www.helsinki.fi/ilmastoasiantuntijan-erko

Kuvat: Aleksi Vauhkonen 

Haku Ilmastoasiantuntijan erikoistumiskoulutukseen on auki 20.11. asti

Helsingin yliopisto on yhdessä Ilmatieteen laitoksen, Itä-Suomen yliopiston, Climate Leadership Coalitionin ja muiden Climate University -korkeakoulujen kanssa rakentanut uuden kaksivuotisen täydennyskoulutuksen, Ilmastoasiantuntijan erikoistumiskoulutuksen. Koulutus on suunniteltu toteutettavaksi työn ohella. Koulutuksen laajuus on 60 opintopistettä ja se tarjoaa valmiudet toimia vaativissa asiantuntijatehtävissä monialaista ilmastotietoa soveltaen.  Ensimmäinen koulutus alkaa maaliskuussa 2024. Hakuaika on 1.-20.11.2023.

Lue lisää: https://www.helsinki.fi/ilmastoasiantuntijan-erko

Art & science collaboration in times of the climate crisis

Think Corner / Tiedekulma
Monday 6.11.2023 13–15
Event in Facebook: https://fb.me/e/3375rsu65

 

This two-hour event is an interdisciplinary inquiry into the possibilities of art & science collaboration in times of the ongoing climate crisis. What can artists and scientists learn from each other, and how can their respective ways of sensing, processing and knowing be intertwined? What is the role of interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge production in the ongoing transition towards more sustainable ways of living on the planet?

The event will begin with the screening of Josefina Nelimarkka’s video work that delves into the world fo atmospheric motions and digital cloud formations. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on art & science collaboration and the various ways in which artists and scientists relate to the atmosphere and the ongoing climate crisis. The panelists are professor Timo Vesala, curator Yvonne Billimore, curator Ulla Taipale and artist Josefina Nelimarkka.

After the panel discussion, there will be a possibility to network and meet with others that are interested in collaborating across disciplines. If you have an idea or an existing art & science project that you would like to share or find collaborators for, you can bring it with you.

Event streaming can also be followed online: https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/tiedekulma/suora-lahetys

The event is a part of the Climate University Annual Meeting 2023. You can sign up for the meeting through this link: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/climateuniversity/2023/09/15/climate-university-annual-meeting-2023-register-now/ 

Event is organized by the University of Helsinki, UniArts Helsinki, Hanken School of Economics and Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center ACCC.

New Climate University courses published

Today we had the joy to celebrate the publication of a brand new Climate University course Living with changing climate. Course is a masters’ level course for those interested in the use of open climate and weather data for real-life climate mitigation and adaptation actions. Course is done in collaboration with the University of Helsinki Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research and Faculty of Educational Sciences, Finnish Meteorological Institute and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Find out more about the course here.

Figure: Contents of the ‘Living with changing climate’ course. 

The course will be first time taught by the University of Helsinki, in collaboration with Finnish Meteorological Institute, 30.10.-11.12.2023, as a five credits course, open for anyone. University of Helsinki students can register in Sisu with course code ATM389, other Climate University students here and others via open university here.

Figure: Working group members are happy after finishing the work 5.10.2023. 

 

Syksyn alkajaisiksi myös Biodiversiteetti.nyt on julkistettu suomeksi. Itä-Suomen yliopisto on muokannut Biodiversity.now-kurssista suomenkielisen päivitetyn version, joka on nyt avoimesti tutustuttavissa täällä. Kurssi on myös opetuksessa 2.10.2023-31.5.2024 – ilmoittautuminen UEF-opiskelijoille 1.8.2023 – 15.5.2024 täällä ja Avoimen opiskelijoille 7.8.2023 – 9.5.2024 täällä.

 

University of Helsinki has also made a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the Climate University course Biodiversity.now. Course is part of the Una Europa Micro-Credential in Sustainability and can be studied any time here.

 

One more Climate University course is in a production phase. Forests and Climate Change is planned in collaboration with the University of Helsinki, the Natural Resources Institute Finland and the Finnish Meteorological Institute and will be published in autumn 2024.

Climate University Annual Meeting 2023 – register now!

Welcome to Climate University Annual gathering in Helsinki 6.-7.11.! Meetings are open to all interested in climate and sustainability education.

Programme

Mon 6.11.

12-13 Lunch (at own cost), Think Corner

13-15 Art & Science, Think Corner Stage, online streaming

  • Opening of the meeting
  • Art and science on the stage
  • Panel discussion: How can art & science collaboration help solving sustainability challenges? What do we need to learn from each other?
  • Invitation to CU Action Groups

15-17 Launch of CU Action Groups, Think Lounge (Think Corner 2nd floor)

17:30-18:30 Climate.now exhibition, Observatory of Helsinki

18- Coctails and networking, Observatory of Helsinki

  • Free for first 50 registered participants

Tue 7.11.

8:30 Coffee, Helsinki Edu Hub

9-11 Network topics, Helsinki Edu Hub

  • Summary of the action group launch, by group chairs
  • Recent advances in cross-studies, by Outi Lassi, University of Helsinki
  • Opportunity for teacher meetings
  • CU next steps

11 Lunch (at own cost), Restaurant Perho

12 Unifi Sustainability Seminar starts, Hanken School of Economics

Registration

Please register here by 19.10.: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/125294/lomakkeet.html

Practicalities

Locations

Helsinki Think Corner, Yliopistonkatu 4

Helsinki Observatory, Kopernikuksentie 1

Helsinki Edu Hub, Runeberginkatu 14-16

Restaurant Perho, Mechelininkatu 7

Hanken School of Economics, Arkadiankatu 22

Töölö Towers, Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 23 A

Accommodation

Participants are asked to reserve their own accommodation.

We have pre-booked 30 single rooms at Töölö Towers for those coming for the Climate University 2023 meeting. These rooms are 105€ per night, including a buffet breakfast. Töölö Towers is fairly close to Think Corner and right next to Helsinki Education Hub and Hanken School of Economics. The pre-booking is for 6.-8.11.2023 so those staying for the Unifi-Arene can stay in their accommodation. The discount code for the booking is CU2023 and the booking needs to be made by 2.10. through this link.

 

Climate University courses in autumn 2023

Several Climate University courses are offered this autumn. Please take a look!

Scheduled courses

Biodiversiteetti.nyt A (2 op) 2.10.2023-31.5.2024 – ilmoittautuminen UEF-opiskelijoille 1.8.2023 – 15.5.2024 täällä ja Avoimen opiskelijoille 7.8.2023 – 9.5.2024 täällä.

Biodiversity.now B (3 ECTS) 9.10.-5.12.2023 –  Registration for UEF students 1.8.2023 – 2.10.2023 here and open university students 7.8.2023 – 26.09.2023 here.

Climate.now (5 ECTS) 31.10.-12.12.2023 – University of Helsinki students can register with the course code ATM302, other Climate University students here and others here.

Ilmasto.nyt/Climate.now (2-5 op/ECTS) 30.10.-30.12.2023, Oulun yliopiston omat opiskelijat ilmoittautuvat Pepissä kurssikoodilla 766383A ja ristiinopiskelijat ilmoittautuvat lomakkeella täällä. / University of Oulu students can register with the course code 766383A in Peppi and other Climate University students using this form.

Living with changing climate (5 op) 30.10.-11.12.2023 – a new Climate University course! University of Helsinki students can register in Sisu with course code ATM389, other Climate University students here and others here.

Lukiolaisen Ilmasto.nyt (2 op) 30.10.-15.12.2023 – ilmoittautuminen Oulun avoimen yliopiston kautta täällä.

Sustainable.now (5 ECTS) 4.9.-22.10.2023 – University of Helsinki students can register with course code ATM378, other Climate University students here and others here.

Courses available on a continuous basis

Biodiversity.now (2 ECTS) available on a continuous basis from September 2023 onwards here (link updated 5.10.2023).

Climate.now (2 ECTS) available on a continuous basis – study and registration here.

Ilmastonmuutos -verkkokurssi / Climate Change -eLearning (2 op) 1.8.2023 – 17.6.2024. UEF:n opiskelijat ilmoittautuvat Pepin kautta (kurssikoodi 3352711) ja muut avoimen yliopiston kautta täällä.

Ilmasto.nyt – ilmastonmuutoksen peruskurssi / Climate.now  – Basic Course on Climate Change (2 op). Turun yliopiston opiskelijat ilmoittautuvat kurssikoodilla MAAN6570-3005 ja muut Turun Avoimessa yliopistossa koodilla MAAN6570-3006 täällä.

Introduction to sustainability (3 ECTS) available on a continuous basis – study and registration here.

Johdatus kestävän tulevaisuuden opintoihin, A-osa (3 op) jatkuvasti suoritettavissa, Ilmoittautuminen UEF-opiskelijoille 1.8.2023 – 31.7.2024 täällä (kurssikoodi 5319404) ja avoimen opiskelijoille 7.8.2023 – 17.6.2024 täällä, sekä Kestävyysopintojen verkoston kautta ao. verkoston kumppanikorkeakoulujen opiskelijoille täällä (hakuajat 1.-14.8.2023 ja 17.-30.11.2023). Opintojakson arvostelu syyslukukaudella 12.11. sekä keväällä 29.2.2024, 31.5.2024 ja 31.7.2024.

Kiertotalous.nyt / Circular.now (3 ECTS) available on a continuous basis – University of Helsinki students can register with the course code MAAT-051B, other Climate University students here and others here.

Kiertotalous.nyt (3 op) opiskeltavissa itsenäisesti – Karelia ammattikorkeakoulun opiskelijat ilmoittautuvat Pepissä kurssikoodilla IE10077 ja muut avoimen ammattikorkeakoulun kautta täällä.

Kiertotalous.nyt (3 op) opiskeltavissa itsenäisesti 14.9.2023 – 15.5.2024 välisenä aikana. Avoinna UEF opiskelijoille täällä (ilm.aika 1.8.2023 – 15.5.2024),  ja avoimen opiskelijoille täällä (ilm.aika 8.8.2023 – 28.4.2024).

Una Europa Micro-Credential in Sustainability (10 ECTS) available on a continuous basis – find more info here.

Courses with restricted registration

Ilmastonmuutos (3-5 op) Jyväskylän yliopiston opiskelijoille kurssikoodilla BENA4036.

Ilmastonmuutos / Climate Change (5 op) 23.10.2023 – 11.12.2023. UEF:n opiskelijat ilmoittautuvat Pepin kautta, kurssikoodi 3352703.

Kiertotalous.nyt / Circular.now (5 ECTS) available on a continuous basis – University of Helsinki students can register with the course code MAAT-051.

Leadership for Sustainable Change as part of the course Leadership and Intercultural Communication in Master Programme in Circular Economy and Risk Management, 8.9.-15-12. 2023. TAMK students can register in Peppi with course code 5F00FY54-3002.

Sustainable.now (5 ECTS) available for UEF students on a continuous basis, course code YH00DJ30, grading 12.11.2023 29.2.2024 and 31.5.2024.

Sustainable.now (3-5 ECTS) 30.10.2023-15.12.2023 – LUT students can register with course code BH60A6801.

 

In spring 2024 at least the following courses will come available for cross-studying

Leadership for sustainable change (5 ECTS) Jan-Mar 2024

SystemsChange.now (5 ECTS) Jan-Apr 2024

Solutions.now (5 ECTS) Mar-May 2024

Sustainability Learning Café at the 2023 Sustainability Science Days: current and future themes, issues, and solutions in sustainability learning

Climate University, together with the Una Europa alliance, decided to pitch a parallel session to the 2023 Sustainability Science Days -conference, organised in Helsinki in May. The pitch was for a session like none before; ranging across multiple sessions, aiming to host several different discussion topics, and foremost letting the discussions around sustainability education and learning emerge as they did in the event. As the event started to resemble a café, with several tables for people to convene and talk, we asked for Oatly—a global leader in vegan products and Cafetoria roastery—a local pioneer of sustainable coffee to help us. 

The cafe took place over 2 days, consisting of 6 parallel sessions and 22 hosted discussions, with topics ranging from university staff sustainability training to utilising gaming in sustainability teaching to business and technology opportunities in sustainability learning. Along the days, there must have been more than 200 people visiting the café, of whom some appeared to engage with several different discussions and sessions and some just popped by to get a cup of coffee and vegan soft serve to go. As there were so many discussions parallelly ongoing, we asked for the table hosts to submit a report of their session, which we have collected to this separate blog. As the blog may hint, we are planning to reorganise such Sustainability Learning Café events in the future too. 

While going through the reports, one theme appeared prevalent; an aim for a more critical approach to sustainability learning and education. From suggesting that companies in their aims to drive the sustainability transformation ought to challenge the existing policies; to confirming that climate experts are needed in various fields and locations and university students and alumni can act as bridges for societal collaboration—and from realising the necessity of reflecting the effect of the existing culture to sustainability change to stating that there is a risk of academic greenwashing and that students ought to approach critically the information they are given. Although, this surely is just one theme—go read the session reports and see what you can find there!

Text: Janne Salovaara, University of Helsinki

Photos: Bernhard Reischl, University of Helsinki