Total of 5 ECTS credits will be awarded.
Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) is the oldest university of technology in Finland, founded 1849, and a pioneer in the field of technology in the country: its fields of education and research cover all areas of technology that are of importance to the Finnish economy, including architecture. TKK is committed to the provision of high-quality education. TKK's commitment has not gone unnoticed: it has been designated as a University of Excellence both in adult education and in research. Responsible unit of the Sustainable Communities Course in TKK is the Lifelong Learning Institute Dipoli. www.tkk.fi www.dipoli.tkk.fi
TKK, Helsinki School of Economics and University of Art and Design formed a new Aalto university in 2010. www.aalto.fi/en/
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, established 1978, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN-HABITAT aims to accomplish this through policy debate, advocacy, tool development, capacity building, technical cooperation, innovative funding and strategic partnerships.
The United Nations Environmental Programme, UNEP, established in 1972, is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment. To accomplish this, UNEP works with a wide range of partners, including United Nations entities, international organizations, national governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and civil society.
Asian Institute of Technology AIT based in Bangkok, Thailand, hosted the course in 2008. www.ait.ac.th
University of Nairobi UoN in Kenya hosted the course in 2009. www.uonbi.ac.ke
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