The Sustainable Design and Transition research group contributes to several interdisciplinary educational programs at Aalborg University. Design, innovation, organisational processes, markets and sustainability are focal topics, scrutinised though mainly qualitative methodologies. Emphasis is given to enhancing the student's critical understanding of the paradigms, practices and governmental practices which influence technological, production, consumption, infrastructural and urban development. We strive to give our students competences to promotes transitional and innovation processes through user and public participation as well as through, for example, co- design processes.
The research group has been responsible for developing a Bachelor and a Masters program for engineers in “Sustainable Design”. The Bachelor program is offered in Danish, and the Masters program is offered in English. SDT researchers are also engaged in a post gradual program (continued education) on Sustainable Transition and in developing PhD courses on this and related topics. These educational programs, therefore, draw particularly on SDT research areas and scientific expertise as well as methodologies.
Researchers at SDT are involved in a number of educational programs offered at AAU-Cph, including:
- Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning
- Construction Management and Informatics, Science (MSc) in Technology (in Danish only)
- Master in Sustainable Transition
- Operations and Innovation Management, MSc in Technology
- Sustainable Cities
- Sustainable Design - Bachelor
- Sustainable Design - MSc