Peace and Development Studies I

30 hp

In Peace and Development Studies we discuss questions around peace and security, development theory and international development co-operation, international political economy, armed conflicts and conflict resolution. The course offers a broad introduction for understanding of international conditions and global change. A current theme is how global and local conditions are interconnected, and how different levels try to influence the world order. The mode of work is interdisciplinary and group assignments dealing with contemporary issues are common in teaching. A case study with a roleplay on conlict resolution in the world society is part of the course.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.