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Courses to learn about sustainability

Sapienza organises training and educational activities on sustainability for students of all faculties, also open to interested citizens, companies and schools. The courses use the multidisciplinary contribution of Sapienza professors, with plenary lectures on general topics and in-depth studies on individual aspects organised by the faculties. Educational activities on sustainability allow for the awarding of credits recognised in the curriculum

Training course in Sustainability Sciences 2021

In the second semester of the academic year 2020-2021, Sapienza offers a Sustainability Science training course open to everyone. The course is free of charge, and lessons will be in-person or online open to Sapienza students, secondary school students (only participation with final certificate) and public administration employees.

The deadline for enrolment is May 7, 2021. 

There will be 3 university credits (Cfu) for those who attend the basic course and another 3 Cfu for those who complete the basic course and all faculty webinars.

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Academic year 2020-21: impact of COVID-19 on Italian universities' emissions towards zero emissions

On June 22, 2021, a training seminar was promoted and curated by the Rus "Cambiamenti climatici" Working Group, coordinated by Politecnico di Milano. The event was a moment of in-depth analysis of the Covid crisis's effects, particularly on the inventories of greenhouse gas emissions of universities and their mitigation plans. During lockdown, the significant reduction of staff in offices and the obligation for students of all levels to follow lectures online, for most of the teaching periods, has led to a decrease in the universities' emissions both in terms of energy consumption and in terms of reduced transport to and from the university site.
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Academic Year 2020-21 - Free choice course on Sustainability in Engineering 

Starting from the 2020-21 academic year, a new optional 6-credit interfaculty free-choice course with 6 different subjects and 6 different professors (one for each credit), entitled "Sustainability sciences in engineering", will be organised.

Lectures will be delivered during the first semester of year 1 of the Degree in Environmental and Industrial Engineering (Latina branch) L-7 L-9, but can be chosen by students of all Faculties interested in the subject.

The course includes six modules on major sustainability issues:
Module 1 - Energy-environmental sustainability 
Module 2 - Raw materials and recycling 
Module 3 - Sustainable Mobility 
Module 4 - Hydroclimatology
Module 5 - Ecosystem services
Module 6 - Environmental law 

The lectures will be held in-person and online at the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Rome branch. Modalities and lesson timetables will be communicated on the Degree Programme's website.

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Academic Year 2020-21- Engineering for Sustainable Development at School

The Educational Board of Civil and Industrial Engineering of Sapienza - Latina Branch has organised a cultural project aimed at secondary school students, preferably in year 4 and 5 (seventeen and eighteen years old), entitled "Engineering for Sustainable Development at School".

Six conferences will be held from February to April 2021, one every fortnight, related to some of the UN 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals.

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Academic Year 2019-20- A course for everyone to learn about sustainability 

Starting from the 2019-20 academic year, all our students, enrolled in any degree programme, can follow an inter-faculty course on Sustainability Sciences. The course aims to introduce sustainability as an element of cultural progress in society and to deepen the possible applications of sustainable models in different disciplinary fields.

Students can choose to attend only the basic course, which allows the acquisition of 3 credits, or they can choose to attend the basic course plus a specific course for the acquisition of additional 3 credits (6 credits altogether).

Each Faculty organises the specific courses autonomously, with the contribution of all Sapienza professors.
The course can also be attended by external users, e.g. company employees, as a university training course.

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