The interdisciplinary course Globalisation and Sustainable Development consists of a series of lectures and debates by (international) experts on contemporary topics in a variety of domains. These topics are approached from a global relations perspective and focus on 3 concepts: globalisation, sustainability and development.
The lectures make attendants aware of the importance of context, culture, history and experience in knowledge creation and (inter)national development strategies and practices. The course aims to provide a broad, multidisciplinary understanding of contemporary global issues while at once stimulating students’ (self)reflective and respectful attitude towards other cultures. In an ever globalising world, these are important social but also employability skills.
This optional course is part of the Global Minds Programme of Hasselt University in which several sensitisation events provide an opportunity for critical thinking about development cooperation. Also, there is a strong focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The emphasis is on the global dimension, where globalization and the 'South' is central.
The lectures are open to all students and anyone who is interested. The programme for academic year 2022-2023 can be found below.
From various disciplines, we will reflect on how societies can carbonise, decolonise, and democratise for a sustainable future.
Social and circular entrepreneurship: The commons as an alternative business model for sustainability
Prof. dr. Ingrid Molderez (KU Leuven) &
Development of high-quality physical therapy practices and rehabilitation in Nepal. A challenge for both male and female
Prof. dr. Ranjeeta Acharya ( Dhulikhel Hospital,Kathmandu) & Prof. dr. Eugene Rameckers (UHasselt)
Prof. dr. Antoine Amarilli (Télécom Paris engineering school) &
Standardised interventions in local contexts: case studies in global health research and practice
Prof. dr. Koen Peeters (Institute of Tropical Medicine
Decolonisation of heritage: UNSETTLED MEMORIES TURNED TO STONE
Prof. dr. Nikolaas Vande Keere (UHasselt) &
Chido Govera (Zimbabwean social entrepreneur) &
Wicked Problem Plaza
Sara Schaeken (International Office)
When Human Rights Are Violated - Examples of Connecting the Local and the Global
Dr. Charline Daelman (amfori - Trade with Purpose) &
Structure & language
The course consists of interactive lectures and workshops by guest speakers specialized in different areas of study. Every lecture will foresee the possibility of interaction between the speaker and the audience. UHasselt students are expected to submit a question on the topic prior to each lecture, based on articles on Blackboard. All lectures will be in English.