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In 2015, all United Nation members came up with a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, with 17 Sustainable Development Goals at its heart. These goals are an urgent call for action by all countries in a global partnership, especially because many complex problems on a global scale have local implications - and vice versa.  

In this course, you will work in a team with students from European partner universities to solve one of these local-global challenges.

The course consists of a three-month virtual learning journey in which you will be educated in intercultural competencies and entrepreneurial skills. In addition, all UvA students will participate in group meetings on campus. Optionally, you can meet your European fellow students in a Summer School at one of the partner universities. 


P.A. Vromans MSc


You can find the timetable on Datanose.

Entry requirements

Open to second-year and third-year UvA Bachelor's students and Master's students, as well as students from other Dutch higher education institutions ('bijvak' students).

The maximum number of students that can participate in this course is 30. 


UvA Bachelor's students can register from 4 to 11 December 2023 in the GLASS registration rounds. Master’s students can send a short motivation to keuzeonderwijs-iis@uva.nl.

‘Bijvak’ students can register until two weeks prior to the start of the course, by completing the online registration form

If you have any trouble while registering, please contact us at keuzeonderwijs-iis@uva.nl


Prices can be found on the IIS website.

SDGs in education

The IIS strives to reflect current societal issues and challenges in our elective courses, honours modules and degree programmes and attempts to integrate the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in this course. For more information about these goals, please visit the SDGs website.

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