Students will acquire a theory-based, application-oriented perspective on infrastructures in education and health systems in developing countries, especially in light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3, 4 and 9. Quality education represents a key factor in health-related capacity building, while adequate health provides an essential prerequisite for participation, learning, and well-being. The coevolution and interdependence of infrastructure development and human development will be elaborated on and linked to methods through which progress towards relevant SDGs can be determined and made. Participants will be trained on how to use and apply microeconomic tools to infrastructure-related problems, and – as an application of these tools – they will design a basic case study taking SDGs into consideration with a focus on problems within developing countries. Analyses will be carried out within an interdisciplinary framework – integrating economic, ecological, and sociological perspectives and applying them to implementation and interaction between the SDGs. A synthesis of a multidisciplinary framework will enable students to make informed decisions and develop models with the potential to create a virtuous cycle between infrastructure development and human development. In the education part, there will be The course work will also prepare the students for application of theories in their master’s thesis as well.
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. habil Gregor van der Beek; Prof. Dr. Helmut Prior
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