Global South Studies course basket

The  courses taught at the University of Helsinki can be found in Weboodi.

Please, notice that registration to UniPID virtual courses takes place on UniPID website

With JOO agreement, you can also include courses from Aalto University. Information about JOO agreement is available at

The course basket is regularly updated and the selection may vary on yearly basis.

Optional courses, 25 cr

AGRI-222 Sustainable Food Systems 5 cr

AGRI-201 Plant production in the tropics, 5 cr

AGRI-247 Tropical plants of economic importance, 5 cr

ME-226 Agriculture, agroforestry and forestry in the tropics, 3 cr

ME-228 Tropical forest ecology and conservation, 5 cr

ME-229 Introduction to tropical forestry, 5 cr

FOR-251 Participatory methods in sustainable management of natural resources, 5 cr

FOR-259 GIS and RS in environmental and land use applications, 5 cr

FOR-012 Helsinki university summer school – managing sustainable forest landscapes, 6 cr

FOR-013 Studies with changing content, 1-5 cr

FOR-101 Responsible business management in global forest bioeconomy, 5 cr

FOR-104 Analysing forest policy processes, 5 cr

FOR-108 Qualitative empirical reseach methods, approaches and research ethics, 5 cr

FOR-109 Ecosystem services: a comprehensive introduction to theory and applications, 5 cr

FOR-247 Methods and tools in tropical forestry, 5 cr

FOR-248 Field course: tropical forests and agroforests, 5 cr

FOR-249 Agroforestry 2 – for sustainable livelihoods and ecosystem services, 5 cr

FOR-250 Tropical silviculture and forest management, 5 cr

FOR-252 Plantation forestry in the tropics, 5 cr

FOR-253 Tropical forests and climate change, 5 cr

FOR-260 Metsien kaukokartoituksen jatkokurssi, 5 cr

FOR-261 Environmental effects of wood harvesting, 5 cr

FOR-262 Forest bioenergy, 5 cr


Below is a tentative list of courses organized during the spring 2018. For updated course information see:

Concepts of Sustainability,19.9. – 28.11.2018

Global and Local Public Health Issues, 28.9. – 7.11.2018

Global Contexts of Violence – Gender Related Violence in the Landscape of Global Vulnerabilities, 29.10. – 14.12.2018

Introduction to Global Development and Sustainability, 29.10. – 16.12.2018

Development and Sustainable Tourism in the Global South, 30.10. – 20.12.2018

Implications on Climate Change, 29.1. – 30.4.2019

International Development Policy and Analysis, 11.3. – 10.5.2019


To choose courses from Aalto university,  you need to have Flexible Study Right through JOO-agreement.

Sustainable Global Technologies Programme

The SGT Programme  is a 20 credit multidisciplinary educational programme organized at the Aalto University. The SGT Programme aims at offering Master’s and PhD level educational modules, which increase research and educational awareness in the fields of sustainability, development and technology. By combining viewpoints from urbanization, technology, development and communication skills, it also aims at creating long-term research and educational institutional partnerships between Finnish universities and developing world universities.