Development of an Interdisciplinary, Intercultural Master’s Program on Sustainability: Learning from the Richness of Diversity

Innovative Higher Education, Vol. 32, No. 5, pp. 251-264, 2008

27 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2012

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Rietje van Dam-Mieras

Leiden University

Angelique Lansu

Open University of the Netherlands

Marco Rieckmann

University of Vechta

Gerd Michelsen

Leuphana University of Lueneburg - Dept. of Sustainability Sciences

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to describe a joint effort between three European and six Latin American universities to create an international Master’s degree program on Sustainable Development and Management. Faculty members from these institutions are working together on this unusual and innovative project, which recognizes the importance of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) tools in international projects and programs. The article provides information about the ongoing interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue and the learning process that is occurring throughout the development of the program.

Keywords: Higher education for sustainable development, Master’s program, interdisciplinarity, interculturality, virtual learning, blended learning

Suggested Citation

van Dam-Mieras, Rietje and Lansu, Angelique and Rieckmann, Marco and Michelsen, Gerd, Development of an Interdisciplinary, Intercultural Master’s Program on Sustainability: Learning from the Richness of Diversity (2008). Innovative Higher Education, Vol. 32, No. 5, pp. 251-264, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2035469

Rietje Van Dam-Mieras

Leiden University ( email )

Postbus 9500
Leiden, Zuid Holland 2300 RA
Netherlands

Angelique Lansu

Open University of the Netherlands ( email )

P.O. Box 2960
Heerlen 6401DL
Netherlands

Marco Rieckmann (Contact Author)

University of Vechta ( email )

Driverstr. 22
Vechta, 49377
Germany

Gerd Michelsen

Leuphana University of Lueneburg - Dept. of Sustainability Sciences ( email )

Scharnhorststrasse 1
Lüneburg, 21314
Germany

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