UNESCO Free Online Course-Global Systems Science & Policy

UNESCO Free Online Course-Global Systems Science & Policy

Deadline: June 6, 2016

UNESCO is collaborating with Future Learn to provide a free online course on “Global Systems Science and Policy”. This 2-week course is aimed at anyone interested in how new scientific approaches can support policy.

Course Details

This free online course will help you understand the four main elements of Global Systems Science, and how they can work together to create better formulated policy with better outcomes:

  1. Policy at all levels, from individuals to the world.
  2. The new, interdisciplinary approach.
  3. Data science and computational modelling for policy makers.
  4. Citizen engagement.

Requirements

No prior knowledge is required for this course. It is aimed at:

  • policy makers;
  • officials in the European Commission;
  • UNESCO officials and field workers;
  • members of local, national and international charities and NGOs;
  • national and local government civil servants and politicians;
  • social scientists;
  • information and communications systems developers;
  • students with the UNESCO UniTwin Complex Systems Digital Campus;
  • or anyone interested in how new scientific approaches can support policy.

How to Enroll

  • Go to the course website link.
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn.
  • Select the course and Join.
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material.
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment.

For more information, visit Future Learn- Global System Science

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