810001 Global change and sustainability and their security relevance

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Kromp-Kolb, Helga , Waidbacher, Herwig , Pankratz, Thomas , Feichtinger, Walter , Becsi, Benedikt
Offered in
Sommersemester 2020
Languages of instruction


"Global change and sustaibility and their security relevance"
Topic Summer Semester 2019:
On the World's nuclear situation: Thoughts about the peaceful and military use of nuclear energy
Seminar in cooperation between BOKU and "Landesverteidigungsakademie" (LVAK), organised by the Center for Global Change and Sustainability.

Trouble spots and conflicts are to be analysed from different view points and in regard to different aspects, such as ressources, infrastructure, migration, political systems, external players, justice, etc. and the interdependace of resources and security is to be demonstrated. Practical examples will be taken from the African continent.

Experts from the LVAK and the BOKU will give introductory and more in-depth lectures that are to help students study one specific hot spot of their choice in more detail. Students will work in groups.

Previous knowledge expected

Interest in current problems on the regional and global scale, willingness to delve deeper into an existing or a potential trouble spot, the causes, impacts and possible solutions.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The objective of this very interdisciplinary course is to introduce participants to new viewpoints and to scharpen the ability to observe and evaluate resource problems in the context of a comprehensive understanding of security. The rather resource oriented approach of the BOKU and the more security oriented approach of the LVAK will hopefully interact to give additional value to all participants.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.