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MOOCs

Massive open online courses

Lund University offers MOOCs – free online courses open to anyone with an interest, regardless of previous experience. You can sign up for MOOCs at the Coursera platform. Please note that you cannot include a MOOC as a part of a degree or receive university credits for it.

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MOOCs offered by Lund University

Greening the Economy: Lessons and Experiences from Scandinavia

How do we live a good life on one planet with over seven billion people? This course addresses this question by looking into how individual choices, business strategies, sustainable cities and national policies can promote a greener economy. This course is offered by the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University.

Sign up for the course Greening the Economy: Lessons and Experiences from Scandinavia on coursera.org

Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities

How can we shape urban development towards sustainable and prosperous futures? This course will explore sustainable cities as engines for greening the economy. We place cities in the context of sustainable urban transformation and climate change. This course is offered by the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University.

Sign up for the course Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities on coursera.org

Greening the Economy: Circular Economy – Sustainable Materials Management

In this MOOC we look at where important materials come from and how they can be used more efficiently, longer, and in closed loops through innovative business models, policies and local initiatives. This course is offered by the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University.

Sign up for the course Greening the Economy: Circular Economy – Sustainable Materials Management on coursera.org

Urban Nature: Connecting Cities, Nature and Innovations

Nature-based solutions have the potential to provide multiple benefits across a range of sustainability challenges facing cities. They can help to limit the impacts of climate change, enhance biodiversity and improve environmental quality while contributing to economic activities and social well-being. But what are nature-based solutions? This course explores nature-based solutions in cities in Europe and around the world. This course is offered by the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University.

Sign up for the course Urban Nature: Connecting Cities, Nature and Innovations on coursera.org

Sharing Cities: Governance and Urban Sustainability

The sharing economy is booming, but what are the impacts on cities and sustainability? This course connects the sharing economy, cities, governance and urban sustainability to provide unique knowledge and insights into sharing cities. We utilise a diversity of leading examples of the emerging sharing economy in cities to bring this course to life. Sharing cities is explored from a holistic perspective with examples from Sweden, Europe and around the world. This course is offered by the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University.

Sign up for the course Sharing Cities: Governance and Urban Sustainability on coursera.org

Digital Business Models

Digital business models are disrupting 50-year old companies in telecommunications, transportation, advertising, e-commerce, automotive, insurance and many other industries. This course will explore how software developers are not just the innovators but also the decision makers in modern competitive battles from mobile to cloud, and from consumer goods to enterprise software. This course is offered by the School of Economics and Management at Lund University.

Sign up for the course Digital Business Models on coursera.org

African development – from the past to the present

This course offers a unique economic history perspective on Africa's development. Over a period of five weeks, the course covers a logical account of historical events and decisions that have shaped the current political-economical landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa – from the pre-colonial and the colonial era to the era of liberalisation, modern day Africa and the future prospects of the continent. This course is offered by the School of Economics and Management at Lund University.

Sign up for the course African development – from the past to the present on coursera.org

AI & Law

This course explores the way in which the increasing use of artificially intelligent technologies (AI) affects the practice and administration of law defined in a broad sense. Subject matters discussed include the connection between AI and Law in the context of legal responsibility, law-making, law-enforcing, criminal law, the medical sector and intellectual property law. The course aims to equip members of the general public with an elementary ability to understand the meaningful potential, and consequences, of using AI for their own lives. It also allows them to interact with AIs in a responsible, helpful, conscientious way. This course is offered by the Faculty of Law at Lund University.

Sign up for the course AI & Law on coursera.org

European Business Law (course 1): Understanding the Fundamentals

The European Union is one of the world's largest and most important economies. Those interested in doing business with the EU member states must know the rules and the practice of relevant laws. Therefore, we have designed a series of courses that will give students the essentials of European Union Business Law. In this first course we will examine the core structures and principles of the European Union as well as the main sources of law. This course is offered by the Faculty of Law at Lund University. 

Sign up for the course European Business Law: Understanding the Fundamentals on coursera.org

European Business Law (course 2): Doing Business in Europe

This course discusses strategic and financial considerations within Company law, as well as Labour law issues such as restructuring enterprises, working conditions and handling crises situations. The course also examines other legal areas such as Tax law, Environmental law and Private International law, and how they tie in to doing business in Europe. This course is offered by the Faculty of Law at Lund University. 

Sign up for the course European Business Law: Doing Business in Europe on coursera.org

European Business Law (course 3): Competing in Europe

This course discusses how to compete on the internal market and protect your brand, product or invention. It includes legal disciplines such as Intellectual Property law (IP law), Competition law and specific branches within Public law, such as public procurement and state aid. This course is offered by the Faculty of Law at Lund University. 

Sign up for the course European Business Law: Competing in Europe on coursera.org

NPAP (course 1) – Introduction to Particle Accelerators

This course is the first of three courses in the NPAP – Nordic Particle Accelerator Programme – MOOC series. It explains how a particle accelerator can generate light of wavelengths down to one angstrom, as well as how the ESS facility at Lund University can create a massive flux of neutrons by accelerating protons and letting them smash into a disk of tungsten.

Sign up for the course NPAP – Introduction to Particle Accelerators on coursera.org

NPAP (course 2) – Fundamentals of Particle Accelerator Technology

This second course takes you on a journey through the technologies used in particle accelerators: the microwave systems, the magnet technology, the monitoring systems and finally the vacuum systems. 

Sign up for the course NPAP – Fundamentals of Particle Accelerator Technology on coursera.org

NPAP (course 3) – Medical Applications of Accelerators

In this third course, you will be taken on a tour focusing on the medical applications of particle accelerators. You will see that there are two very important, but different, applications of accelerators in hospitals. The first application concerns radiotherapy of tumours and the other concerns the production of medical nuclides for diagnosis and treatment.

Sign up for the course NPAP – Medical Applications of Accelerators on coursera.org

Writing in English at University

The MOOC Writing in English at University is a resource for university students who are currently involved in writing assignments or degree projects as well as for students who wish to learn about academic writing in order to prepare for future writing tasks at university. Although the course provides guidance to all student writers, it targets specifically those who are writing in second language learner contexts and whose native language is not English.

As well as helping learners to put together their own 'toolbox' of academic writing skills, Writing in English at University will give participants a chance to test out some of these tools, and to reflect on their own development as writers.

Sign up for the course Writing in English on coursera.org

Academic writing (course offered in Swedish)

Do you know a bit of Swedish and would like to improve your academic writing? You may be able to take the Swedish-taught MOOC  'Akademiskt skrivande'.

Sign up for the course Akademiskt skrivande on coursera.org

How to sign up for MOOCs

Sign up for a course on its individual course pages on the platform Coursera (coursera.org). You can sign up until the day the course starts.

For MOOCs given on other platforms than Coursera, other rules may apply – please follow the links below the course you are interested in for instructions.

Please note that it is not possible to apply for a MOOCs course through universityadmissions.se.

MOOCS

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course – a type of free university course delivered online and open to everyone.

Contact information

Greening the Economy
Urban Nature
Sharing Cities

Peter Arnfalk
peter [dot] arnfalk [at] iiiee [dot] lu [dot] se

Digital Business Models
Markus Lahtinen
markus [dot] lahtinen [at] ics [dot] lu [dot] se

AI & Law
European Business Law

Magnus Svensson
magnus [dot] svensson [at] jur [dot] lu [dot] se

NPAP – Medical Applications of Particle Accelerators
Deana Nannskog
deana [dot] nannskog [at] education [dot] lu [dot] se

Writing in English at University
Academic Writing/Akademiskt skrivande

Ebba Ruhe
ebba [dot] ruhe [at] math [dot] lu [dot] se