Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Resilience

 

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Content

Social responsibility, sustainability and resilience are prevalent concepts in contemporary societal discourse, research and development. To be able to adapt these concepts in future studies and work as engineers, students have to gain a fundamental understanding beyond the mere application in practice. Students will read texts from different disciplines to gain in-depth knowledge about the central concepts social responsibility, sustainability and resilience, and most importantly learn how to deconstruct and re-think them. Students are encouraged to critically reflect upon the concepts during in-class and group discussions. In the second half of the semester, students will work on cases and apply what they have learned to a specific case. Along with deepening their general understanding of the concepts, students will also learn how to do scientific research, how to build an argument and how to carve out a suitable research question.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students understand the taught concepts of social responsibility, sustainability and resilience and are able to describe differences and interdependencies between them. They are able to critically reflect the concepts and analytically apply them to a specific case. Students are able to hold a scientific presentation and write a scientific research paper.

Language of instruction: English
Type: Seminar

 

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals  10, 11, 13 and 16 Copyright: © UN

Social responsibility, sustainability and resilience are closely linked to the guiding princinple of sustainable development as represented by the Sustainable Development Goals. By gaining a deeper understanding of these concepts, students are enabled to apply and reflect them on the contents of their studies and their work as engineers.

Explore all teaching and research activities at GDI concerning these goals:

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG 13: Climate Action

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions