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Jožef Stefan
International
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

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Course Description

Concept of Sustainable Development

Program

Sensor Technologies
Information and Communication Technologies, second-level study programme
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, second-level study programme
Ecotechnologies
Information and Communication Technologies, third-level study programme
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, third-level study programme
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies
New Media and E-Science
Ecotechnologies, second-level study programme
Ecotechnologies, third-level study programme

Lecturers:

prof. dr. Ivo Šlaus

Goals:

To prepare the students for solving the critical issues of sustainable development both at the local and global level.

Content:

• Features of the modern world
• Natural and human resources
• Well-being and social conditions
• Environment and the concept of sustainable development
• New development paradigm
• Sustainable development indicators
• Synergic solutions

Course literature:

Selected chapters from scientific journals addressing the above area and:
E. von Weizsaecker: Factor of Four, Earthscan, 1997
D. H. Meadows et al.: Beyond the Limits, Chelsea Green Publ, 1992
H. Kueng: A Global Ethic for Global Politics and Economics, Oxford Univ Press, 1998
R. U. Ayres: Statistical Measures of Unsustainabiltiy, Ecological Economics 16 (1996) 239
R. Wolfrum, Democracy and Development, European Review 7 (1999) 183

Significant publications and references:

Dubrovnik Conference on sustainable development of energy, water and environment systems, Dubrovnik, 2002, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board
Social Responsibility of Scientists, by J. Avery and I. Slaus, Procedings, in Remember Your Humanity, J. Rotblat Editor, World Scientific, London, (1999)
Ivo Šlaus: Legitimate Institutions for the 21st century The Long Roads to Peace, Proc. 48th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, Jurica, Mexico, Sep 29 - Oct 4, 1998, editor: J. Rotblat, World Scientific 2001, p 219-220
Ivo Šlaus: Impact of Science on Economic and Social Development Reconstruction of Scientific Cooperation in South-East Europe, Interantional Conference of Experts, Proc. Venice, Italy, 24.27.03.2001. str. 237-244
Ivo Šlaus: UN Reform and Civil Disobedience in Proceedings of the 49th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, ed. Joseph Rotblat, World Scientific, New Jersey, London, Singapore, Hong Kong (2001) p. 436-440
Ivo Slaus: Globalization and Inequalities, 52nd Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, 5-10.2.2002., Agra, Indija
Ivo Šlaus: Countries in Transition Facing Globalization Academia Europaea International Conference " Excellence in Higher Education" 30.5. - 1.6. 2002, Stockholm, Sweden

Examination:

Examination and term paper.

Students obligations:

Preparation of positively rated term paper and successfully passed examination.

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