Global Challenges for the makers of the future
Sustainability is one of the four main concerns in the strategy of Stockholm School of Economics. Our Global Challenges track aims at broadly educating students about urgent and large-scale problems of modern times, as climate change, accelerating environmental damages, or the risks related to population growth, political instabilities or autonomous intelligence.
The track represents a substantial change in the school’s largest program: the Bachelor program in Business and Economics with about 280 students in each cohort, not only by introducing interdisciplinary content but also new methods to encourage self-reflection and taking responsibility for leadership in addressing these problems. It is mandatory and runs throughout the first two years with four courses: Knowing, Doing, Being and Expressing.
In 2017 Stockholm School of Economics was acknowledged by the Swedish Higher Education Authority under the Swedish government in their first evaluation on sustainability in education in all Swedish universities. Only twelve of the 47 Swedish universities in the evaluation passed the test – SSE was one of them. More info here.
The course is directed from Misum, the Mistra Center of Sustainable Markets, at SSE and Svenne Junker is Project Manager/Director.
The track is facilitated by funding from the Global Challenges foundation.