Short courses are meant for students or professionals with a specific area of interest and a limited amount of time. The focus and content of short courses vary from specialised and technical matters to challenges and approaches in management.
Didactical methods include lectures, assignments, individual or group exercises in the classroom, behind the computer, or in the laboratory. It’s all about active learning: each participant is responsible for his/her learning process and achievement. Fieldwork, excursions and field visits to relevant sites often are a part of a short course, allowing the participants to come into contact with practical examples of the theory offered. Through case studies, role-plays, debate and workshops, content is made more interactive, and experience that the participants already have is shared.
You should meet the prerequisites of the short course (available on the specific course page), and furthermore you should have a Bachelor Degree in a relevant field of study, preferably some years of working experience, and a good command of the English language to be admitted to the course (although you do not need to submit results of an English test). For a successful learning experience it is also essential to have basic skills in the use of computers and Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
How to apply
You can find an apply button on the page of each short course listed below. If you decide to apply, create an account, or use your existing account to log in. After logging in, you will need to enter your personal information, and upload a scan of your passport, CV, BSc degree and transcript. Your BSc degree and transcript should be in English, French or Spanish. Your CV must be (translated) in English language.
A Certificate of participation will be issued upon active participation in all sessions and submission of all formative assignments.
Academic credits (ECTS) will be issued (if applicable to the course) to those who (in addition to the above) successfully completed all summative assessments.
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Field trips and excursions are an integral part of most short courses