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Academic Partnerships


One of our international partner academic institutions may be offering a Gaia Education accredited course near you.

In addition to being closer to where you live, some of our courses with partner institutions allow you to work while you are learning, whether in a residential programme or online.

Currently a number of universities are partnering with Gaia Education to offer academic credits or a joint certificate for courses based on the Gaia Education whole-systems design curriculum. More universities will join this innovative partnership as we develop relations with institutions around the world.

If you have academic contacts with a university near you, and you think a partnership may be possible, please send This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. their contact address and position title, and let them know that you have recommended them to us for a partnership.

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The following is a list of our current academic partners from around the globe:

Open University of Catalonia

Master Degree in Design of Integrated Systems for Sustainability
Number of credits: 60
Length: 4 semesters (2 academic years)
Postgraduate in Design for Sustainability
Number of credits: 30
Length: 2 semesters (1 academic year)

Specialisation Course in the Ecosystems and Social Dynamics
Number of credits: 14
Length: 1 semester (half of an academic year)

Specialisation Course in Sustainable Economy and Systemic Thinking
Number of credits: 14
Length: 1 semester (half of an academic year)

Goddard College

The Goddard College-Gaia Education partnership combines the cutting edge of sustainability education with radical pedagogy and social justice. Students can earn up to 10 credits toward a bachelor or masters degree once they complete or have already completed the 400 hours Gaia Education Design for Sustainability online certification course.
Number of Credits: Up to 10 credits
Length: 400 hours (or 1 credit per 40 hours of study)

University of Strathclyde

Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development
Length: 8 weeks

Previous Academic Partner Institutions

Middle East Technical University
Abant Izzet Baysal University
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Fundação Universidade Estadual do Ceará
Heriot-Watt University

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