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Since 2014, the IIIEE at Lund university has developed seven Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) which are all part of the Greening the Economy series. These courses are open for anyone who is interested in learning more about a give subject. The courses are four-five weeks long and require students to pass quizzes and a final course assignment. So far, over 200 000 learners have been active in these courses.

1. Greening the Economy: Lessons from Scandinavia

How can we live a good life on one planet with over seven billion people?

2. Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities

How can we shape our urban development towards sustainable and prosperous futures?

3. Circular Economy: Sustainable Materials Management 

How can we create a circular economy through sustainable materials management?

4. Urban Nature: Connecting Cities, Sustainability and Innovations

How can we work with nature to design and build our cities?

5. Cities and Consumption: Urban Sustainability and the Sharing Economy

How can we govern the sharing economy in our cities?

6. Urban Climate Governance: Towards 1.5° Celsius Alignment

How can cities work to better align with the 1.5°C goal?

7. Cities, Climate and Change: Pathways and Opportunities

How can cities re-imagining the future and re-designing the present help achieve transformative change?



MOOCs in brief

Each MOOC is sized as a 5 week part-time course (3-7 hours a week). The courses are offered asynchronously and year-round.

This allows learners who don’t have a fast or reliable internet connection to learn at their own pace.

Learners can access and complete lectures, readings, homework and other learning materials at any time.

Statistics of the IIIEE MOOCs SINCE 2015

Last updated: 27 October 2023

Since the start 2015

  • Total visitors: > 1 002 000

  • Total enrolled learners: > 211 000

  • Total learners who started the courses: > 115 000

  • Total learners who have completed the courses: > 21 300