Massive open online courses
Lund University offers MOOCs – online courses that are free and open to all. You can sign up now at the Coursera platform for MOOCs.
The Lund University MOOCs are open to anyone with an interest, regardless of previous experience. The courses are free of charge and are taught in English.
Please note that you cannot include a MOOC as a part of a degree or receive university credits for it.
MOOCs offered by Lund University
Greening the Economy: Lessons and Experiences
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
How to sign up for MOOCs
Sign up for a course on the individual course pages via the online platform Coursera. 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.
MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course – a type of free university course delivered online and open to everyone.
Greening the Economy
peter [dot] arnfalk [at] iiiee [dot] lu [dot] se
Digital Business Models
markus [dot] lahtinen [at] ics [dot] lu [dot] se
European Business Law
magnus [dot] svensson [at] jur [dot] lu [dot] se
NPAP – Medical Applications of Particle Accelerators
deana [dot] nannskog [at] education [dot] lu [dot] se
Writing in English at University
Academic Writing/Akademiskt skrivande
ebba [dot] ruhe [at] math [dot] lu [dot] se