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PhD/industry course: Sustainability for Aerospace Applications

20 April, 2021 @ 12:30 - 16:30

PhD Course (2021), 4 HEC (4 higher education credits) Industrial participants in the aerospace industry (diploma course)


April 20-May 31, 2021. Subscription no later than April 16, 2021 at

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The course gives an overview of United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP’s) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and tools to assess and develop towards increased sustainability for aerospace applications research and development and innovation (R&D, R&I) projects. It consists of:

  • Lectures (online) on sustainability and eco-design, by academic researchers and representatives from aerospace companies to cover current progress (state-of-art and state-of-practice).
  • Individual assignment, based on the UNDP SDG assessment tool: https://sdgimpactassessmenttool.org/

Workshops (online, with break-out sessions) to discuss the individual assessment, and innovative and creative workshop to investigate further improvements.

Target group

PhD candidates and postdocs conducting research in the Swedish Aerospace Research Center (SARC) and the Graduate School of Space Technology, and aerospace engineers, active in research & development and research & innovation (R&D/R&I) projects.

Course objectives

The objective of this course is to increase awareness about sustainability issues in the participant’s own and other participants’ ongoing R&D/R&I projects, and to improve the participant’s ability to address these issues in their own work.

By raising sustainability issues in the participant’s current
project, and by reflecting upon them in groups with other
course participants, teachers and guest lecturers, the course objective is that the participant achieves deeper insights about sustainability aspects, in order to improve management of and communication about sustainability issues in the current project, the research work, and, especially for industrial participants, in their organizations.

On completion of the course, the participant should be able to demonstrate (in a short text and in a presentation of the PhD research project) the ability to make relevant sustainability statements about the own research (R&D/R&I) project and be able to discuss the project in relation to UNDP’s 2030 sustainability goals.


20 April, 2021
12:30 - 16:30