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University of Cambridge (Cambridge)

, UK

http://www.cpsl.cam.ac.uk/

Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership

Specialzation:

Department:
Programme for Sustainability Leadership
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www.cpsl.cam.ac.uk/Accredited-Programmes/Masters-in-Sustainability-Leadership.aspx
Language:
English
Description:

Designed for senior managers and leaders and delivered on a part-time basis over two years, this Master's course is the University of Cambridge's postgraduate degree in sustainable business. A combination of leading academics and senior practitioners deliver essential insight, analysis and horizon-scanning of critical social, environmental and economic trends, and help students to research and develop robust strategies to embed sustainability within their organisations. Together, they explore how business, government and civil society are future-proofing themselves and responding to these complex challenges and opportunities to reconcile profitability and sustainable business. - See more at: http://www.cpsl.cam.ac.uk/Accredited-Programmes/About.aspx#sthash.BDQf7h5G.dpuf

Keywords:
sustainability , leadership , policy , strategy

MPhil in Conservation Leadership

Specialzation:

Department:
Department of Geography
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/graduate/mphil/conservation/
Language:
English
Description:

The MPhil degree in Conservation Leadership aims to train students to address the challenges of biodiversity conservation in an integrated and interdisciplinary manner, by focusing on an understanding of the root causes of ecosystem change and biodiversity loss. The goal is not only to develop conservationists with enhanced research skills and greater awareness of the complex drivers of biodiversity loss, but to develop the ability to act and lead effectively. This includes the development of professional management and leadership skills including strategic planning, finance and HR management/planning, innovation, entrepreneurship and the management of change. The course will foster and develop the leadership potential of its students by promoting their capacity to understand the links among the drivers of biodiversity loss, and to think creatively about conservation solutions across organizational and political boundaries and economic sectors, and by developing their confidence and maturity of judgement.The MPhil in Conservation Leadership was approved in 2009, and will admit its first students in October 2010. We eventually aim to take up to 20 students each year. The course is designed for graduates with specific knowledge and work experience in conservation, public policy, business strategy or the voluntary sector, anywhere in the world. The course is aimed at both experienced mature graduates with experience of conservation work in NGOs, government or the private sector, and highly-motivated younger graduates of leadership potential with at least three to five years of relevant experience.The conservation organizations working in CCI with the University in the design and delivery of this course are BirdLife International, the British Trust for Ornithology, Fauna & Flora International, IUCN, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, TRAFFIC International, the Tropical Biology Association, and the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre. The course will also benefit from interaction with the wider network of organizations represented by the Cambridge Conservation Forum.Within the University, the Department of Geography shares teaching with five other departments: Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, the Judge Business School, Land Economy, Plant Sciences and Zoology. The CCI partnership of University departments and practitioner organizations will allow the course to offer a truly interdisciplinary perspective on the management challenges that conservation faces, and that is not available in any similar course offered elsewhere.

Keywords:
biological sciences,conservation,biodiversity,governance

MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

Specialzation:

Department:
Department of EngineeringCentre for Sustainable Development
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www-esdmphil.eng.cam.ac.uk/
Language:
English
Description:

A major feature of the work of the Centre is the 1 year full-time MPhil Course in Engineering for Sustainable Development launched in October 2002. 2010-11 the course will be in its ninth year of operation. The course recruits around 35 students annually and explores the context in which engineering activity must take place. This isn't an engineering degree ? rather it's a course FOR engineers which fills in the missing pieces - Former MPhil studentCourse Background and Objectives Elements of government policy, business strategy and technical innovation are being driven by the need to deliver a more sustainable future. This widespread acceptance of the need for Sustainable Development is a tacit recognition that the past and present strategies of industrial societies have led to unacceptable damage of the physical environment and inequalities both within developed communities and with the rest of the non-industrialised world. The goal is to achieve economic progress, ecological protection and social justice.There is now a professional duty on engineers to formulate systems, technologies and attitudes that will deliver a more sustainable approach across all sectors of engineering. Global warming, climate change, resource depletion, wastefulness and pollution generation are some of the difficult problems we face. Engineers have a special place in being able to develop solutions and new strategies to deal with these critical subjects, whilst also providing the necessary tools to address global poverty and health issues. Realistically, solutions to these problems will not be generated overnight and the challenge is in finding robust ways of implementing sustainability at a practical level.Who is it for? This course has been specially designed to attract top flight engineers early in their careers to spend a year learning how to become more effective in delivering engineering for sustainable development, through enhanced technical skills, through better understanding of the issues surrounding Sustainable Development, and through an improved awareness of the commercial and management techniques to deliver more sustainable practices in their own working environments. A central theme of the course is to focus on skills and techniques which can be used in engineering design and management to ensure that the wider whole life costs and impacts of engineering schemes are addressed at every stage of planning, implementation and disposal. Overlaying this is the need to explore value frameworks for engineers so that the differing attitudes and motives of those involved in trying to find ways of making sustainable development principles work, can be understood. Ways in which these sustainability ideas can be introduced into engineering organisations, in both the public and private sectors, through change management are also developed in this course. Another element of the programme is to demonstrate through real life examples the tangible benefits which have already been achieved in many engineering projects, and to highlight how real improvements, can, and are, being made. The programme was initiated under the auspices of the Cambridge-Massachusetts Institute (CMI), in close collaboration with leading Faculty who teach a range of related topics at MIT The course presents a unique combination of leading edge thinking in this relatively new area which UK business and industry urgently needs to encompass. The programme lasts for 12 months (commencing October) and aims to establish current best practice in the area of engineering for sustainable development.

Keywords:
environmental science,environmental economics,sustainable development,evaluation,business management

MSt in Interdisciplinary Design in the Built Environment

Specialzation:

Department:
Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www.idbe.org/
Language:
English
Description:

Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment is a two-year part-time Masters course intended for built environment professionals with at least three years post-qualification experience. The course is offered jointly by the Departments of Architecture and Engineering. Teaching staff are drawn from the two departments and from the wider university. Distinguished practitioners also contribute regularly.Students on the course spend seven, separate, residential study periods at Cambridge University, four during the first year and three during the second year. Each residential period lasts six days. Intake is in mid-September annually, and several of the residential weeks are arranged to bring together year 1 and year 2 students. Written assignments and a final thesis are completed by students between each of the residential weeks. Students come to the IDBE course from all scales of organisation, some may work for large multinationals, others may be in practice on their own. The student body is increasingly international, with approximately 30% coming from overseas. The countries represented include Australia, China, Germany, India, Iran, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the United States of America.Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment is relevant to all built environment disciplines (architecture, engineering, surveying, construction, landscape architecture, project management, cost planning and control, planning etc). The links below suggest how the IDBE course offers different benefits to different disciplines. Don't be concerned if your discipline doesn't appear on the list as the course has previously taken students from wider backgrounds such as law, journalism and teaching. Architecture Engineering Project Management Design Management Cost Planning and Control Construction Urban Design & Policy Making

Keywords:
sustainability,sustainable building,resource,energy,climate change,biodiversity,waste,landscape,urban planning,transportation

Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business (PCSB)

Specialzation:

Department:
Programme for Sustainability Leadership
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www.cpsl.cam.ac.uk/Accredited-Programmes/Postgraduate-Certificate-in-Sustainable-Business.aspx
Language:
English
Description:

PCSB is the University of Cambridge Master's-level programme in sustainable business. Much more than a sustainable business training course, through a part-time eight-month programme it equips senior and mid-career professionals and managers with cutting-edge knowledge and insight to integrate sustainability thinking into business practice. By moving beyond corporate social responsibility training, the course looks at how successful business and sustainable development can be integrated, bringing about positive change. - See more at: http://www.cpsl.cam.ac.uk/Accredited-Programmes/About.aspx#sthash.BDQf7h5G.dpuf

Keywords:
sustainability , leadership ,

Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains (PCSVC)

Specialzation:

Department:
Programme for Sustainability Leadership
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www.cpsl.cam.ac.uk/Accredited-Programmes/Postgraduate-Certificate-in-Sustainable-Value-Chains.aspx
Language:
English
Description:

PCSVC is the University of Cambridge Master's-level programme in sustainable value chains. Our new part-time nine-month programme equips senior and mid-career professionals and managers with the knowledge and practical skills to improve the way in which cross functional teams across organisations and beyond can collaborate and work together to develop appropriate responses to risks and opportunities associated with value chains. It also enhances their ability to build effective relationships, develop the awareness and capacity of colleagues and stakeholders, and influence others across the value chain. - See more at: http://www.cpsl.cam.ac.uk/Accredited-Programmes/About.aspx#keyfeatures

Keywords:
sustainability , supply chain ,

International Alliance of Research Universities

Website:
http://www.iaruni.org
Area / Region:
Global 
Description:

The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) is a collaboration between ten of the world's leading research-intensive universities who share similar visions for higher education, in particular the education of future leaders.IARU is jointly addressing grand challenges facing humanity. The Alliance has identified sustainable solutions on climate change as one of its key initiatives. As a demonstration of its commitment to promote sustainability, IARU has sought to lead by example through the establishment of the Campus Sustainability Programs aimed at reducing the environmental impact of our campus activities. IARU has also successfully organized an International Scientific Congress on Climate Change in 2009. Some of its members have also cooperated on major research projects pertaining to ageing, longevity and health, global security and sustainable cities. 

Activities:
A set of global education initiatives aimed at cultivating a sense of global citizenship and leadership amongst students was also jointly developed under IARU. The Global Summer Program, the Sustainability Fellowships, and internships offer opportunities for students at the IARU member universities to engage critically as global citizens in an increasingly interconnected world.Besides enriching students, the Alliance also brings considerable diversity in the promotion of institutional joint working among its members, inter-university networking and staff development. Projects include Women and Men in Globalising Universities, HR Benchmarking, Value of Research Intensive Universities, Alumni Association and Leadership Best Practice. 
Members:

Australian National University, National University of Singapore, Peking University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, University of Tokyo, University of California Berkeley, University of Cambridge, University of Copenhagen, University of Oxford, Yale University 

Tyndall Centre

Website:
http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/
Area / Region:
Europe 
Description:

The Tyndall Centre is a unique partnership between a selection of researchers from eight UK research institutions, who together with contributions from Fudan University form the Tyndall Consortium. 

Activities:
In continuing to address the climate change research agenda we are guided by two key objectives relating to mitigation and adaptation.1) To identify and analyse the opportunities, benefits and social, technical and economic challenges associated with different greenhouse gas stabilisation pathways at different temporal and spatial scales; and2) To explore, evaluate and facilitate sustainable routes for adapting to climate change through policy, behavioural and technological innovation and robust decision-support tools. 
Members:

Cardiff University, Fudan University, Newcastle University, University of Manchester, University of Cambridge, University of East Anglia, University of Oxford, University of Southampton, University of Sussex 



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