The Law of Sustainable Development

15 credits

The main course themes are the foundations of environmental law, commercial law and human rights. They are addressed on international, regional and national level, always in relation to sustainable development. In particular, the course deals with issues such as the use of land and water, how wildlife is affected by human activities, problems with air pollution, demography and migration, industrial production and consumption, energy resources and security threats of different kinds. Moreover, the course addresses the need for education and spreading of knowledge on sustainable development. The course progresses in four steps. First, students learn about basic facts behind environmental problems. Secondly, focus is on international law and sustainable development. Thirdly, the course deals with the legal norms for the economy, environment and human rights on regional level. Fourthly, the local level is in focus by letting students work on cases selected from their home countries.

Course participants come from many different countries across the world. This international classroom enables learning that benefit from different cultural backgrounds that can be compared and discussed.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!