Higher education plays a unique and critical role, one often underestimated and/or neglected in making a more sustainable society. CLIMASP deals with the development of an interdisciplinary (minor) program on climate change and sustainability policy across 10 universities in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. It is a European Commission funded program led by the University of Crete, Greece. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues affecting all regions in the world and especially the Middle East and Mediterranean region. The climate change subject should shift from a strict disciplinary orientation focused on natural sciences to an inter-disciplinary topic including science, educational, economic and sociological orientation. The evolved CLIMASP initiative is designed to develop, implement and assess interdisciplinary programs for undergraduate students of various disciplines (e.g. as minors) that aspire to meet the needs of climate change education and sustainability policy.
The wider CLIMASP objective at AUM is to:
- Transform current unsustainable practices that prevent interdisciplinary collaboration
- Promote sustainable leadership in AUM and its graduates.
Specific outcomes are:
- interdisciplinary and multi- stakeholder driven curricula responsive to societal needs;
- an undergraduate interdisciplinary, and integrated program on climate change and sustainability policy, enabling students to acquire a Europass supplement diploma
a center of interdisciplinary studies with ICT lab, to be used by students and researchers
Details : Interdisciplinary (Minor) Programs