Certificate in
Sustainable Development
and Social Innovation

  Become a change agent for sustainability!

The Certificate in Sustainable Development and Social Innovation aims to provide a better understanding of the complex challenges that societies, organisations and individuals face as we approach the limits of the biophysical carrying capacity of our planet.

Sustainability and Social Innovation are inseparable. Active involvement of both citizens and science is necessary for guiding and monitoring the innovations that promise to protect or improve our lifestyle standards.

Programme at a glance

The Certificate targets professionals and students of any degree programme (Bachelor, Master, or Ph.D.). It is designed to be compatible with a full-time job or study programme.

The certificate requires 20 ECTS that will be collected by completing 2 core courses, 1 peer group project and/or 1 auxiliary course. Study programme can be personalized.

Target Audience

Professionals and students from all levels and degree programmes


1 year evening course from
last week of september


200 €/semester


Course every Tuesday
5:15 to 8:30 pm




Campus Limpertsberg


20 ECTS in 2 or 6 Semesters
Duration and content
of study can be personalized

Course Director

Ariane König

Study Programme  administrator

Christelle Karleskind


Winter Semester
Core course 6 ECTS

Social Enterprise
and Social Innovation (SESI)

Peer group project 4 ECTS
Auxilary course
Summer Semester
Core course 6 ECTS

Science and Citizens meet
challenge of Sustainability (SCCS)

Peer group project 4 ECTS
Auxilary course

Peer groups projects

 The Certificate in Sustainable Development and Social Innovation of the University of Luxembourg offers direct experience of engaging and co-creating with a very diverse social learning group. It also offers opportunities to experiment practice engaging in a social learning process. Peer groups are an experimental field for bridging the gap between academic literature and theory encountered in the course and practical salient problems in Luxembourg.

Upcoming events

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Past events


    This course decisively extended my knowledge about the influence of humans on the shape of the world. Learning new viewpoints and opinions was very rewarding. I really appreciated the open atmosphere for conversation and the opportunity for self-expression
  • Michele Pittaro
    It was a pleasure to participate in this course. It helped me broaden my area of interest and it allowed me to learn plenty of new things. 10/10 would enroll again.
    Michele Pittaro
  • Salvatore Coppola
    A stimulating, very challenging, and above all motivational course that puts Uni Lux on the map amongst the world's leading Sustainability research centres."
    Salvatore C.
    Salvatore Coppola
  • Olga Chebotareva
    I’m very grateful to take this course. It covers a broad scope of questions related to the most acute problems humanity is currently facing. The multiple perspectives highlighted in the course promote thinking in a holistic integrated way how to approach these challenges. Another strength of the course is professionals invited to read lectures who shared their practical experience and expertise.
    Olga Chebotareva