Concepts that Matter – Debating Democracy (honours certificate)

Sustainability and democracy are crucial civic values, but their relationship is not without challenges. This Honours Certificate is a unique opportunity to learn to how to use corpora and engage in collaborative analysis and debate with students from different countries.

Credits: 20
Duration: 1 year
Organization: Part-time study

This certificate aims to develop collaborative, research-informed educational resources that support students working in a range of European languages. It seeks to hone students’ skills in critical reflection and complexity thinking, with a particular focus on the negotiation of key concepts underpinning shared civic values in various and often competing discourses on democracy and sustainability.

The certificate incorporates blended-learning seminars and face-to-face student driven datathons.

  • The first module will be taught in a series of eight blended-learning seminars held simultaneously at the five different participating institutions.
  • The second module will involve a series of four blended-learning seminars, followed by a face to face datathon held at each partner university. This datathon will take place over three days in April 2025.

Concepts that matter – Debating Democracy is an Honours Certificate for students registered in a master programme at one of the following European universities:

  • University of Belgrade
  • University of Perugia
  • Université Paris Cité
  • University of Agder
  • University of Oslo

The application deadline is July 1, 2024.

More information: https://www.uio.no/english/studies/programmes/debating-democracy/


The Honours Certificate in Concepts that Matter – Debating Democracy is hosted by Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE) at the University of Oslo. The Honours Certificate has ERASMUS+ funding in collaboration with University of Belgrade, University of Agder, University of Perugia and Université Paris Cité.

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