Learn for free: 600 MOOCs including 30+ on sustainability

MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) are all the rage these days as universities and business schools around the world are proposing some. An estimated 35 million people had taken at least one of them in 2015, a doubling since the previous year.

MOOCs are another meaning for anyone to learn a skill or about a subject. I believe than now more than even in history it is vitally important to keep on learning all our lives. So I am very happy to share with you a list of 600+ MOOCS I found while browsing the web. (if you are looking for more opportunities to learn new skills for free, please check my previous post, The best list ever : learn almost everything for FREE !)

There you will find most if not all major topics covered from technology and coding to humanities and self development. If the large majority of them are offered in English, languages such as Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish are well represented as well.

As a recent graduate in sustainable business and energy I was happy to find quite a lot related to such topics. Here is a short list for my fellow Presidians and sustainability students and professionals willing to learn out more on such topics :

The Climate-Energy Challenge from Harvard University

Hurricanes: What’s Next? from University of Michigan

Energy and Earth: Fossil Fuels, Alternative, and Renewable Energy from Ohio State University

Earth’s Environment: Soil, Water, and Air from Ohio State University

A Circular Economy of Metals: Towards a Sustainable Societal Metabolism from Leiden University

Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems: the Nexus between Water, Energy and Food from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Autonomous University of Barcelona)

Discover Best Practice Farming for a Sustainable 2050 from University of Western Australia

Water Scarcity: Crisis and Response from Colorado State University Online

Planning for Climate Change in African Cities from Erasmus University Rotterdam

Batteries, Fuel Cells, and their Role in Modern Society from Ural Federal University

Essentials of Program Strategy and Evaluation from Stanford University

Love as a Force for Social Justice from Stanford University

Risk and Return and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital from Columbia University

International Affairs: Global Governance from University of Geneva

\SustArch101 – Sustainable building design for tropical climates: principles and guidelines for EAC from Politecnico di Milano

Global Prosperity Beyond GDP from University College London

Concepts in Sustainable Development: an Introduction to the Key Issues from University of Leicester

[FR] Les transitions énergétique-écologiques dans les pays du Sud from École normale supérieure

[ES] Green transport. Vehículos verdes, conectados y automatizados from Antonio de Nebrija University

[ES] Gestión del agua: Introducción al tratamiento de aguas residuales/ Water management: Introduction to the Treatment of Urban Sewagef rom University of Extremadura

Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sectorfrom University of Virginia

Introduction to solar cells from Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Environmental Management & Ethics from Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

[ES] Explorando la Energía Sustentable from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A Strategic Approach from University of Pennsylvania

Global Impact: Business Ethics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Electric Cars: Technology, Business, and Policy from Delft University of Technology

Share Food, Cut Waste from Politecnico di Milano

First Steps in Making the Business Case for Sustainability from University of Colorado System

More on Change and Sustainability from University of Colorado System

Sustainable Business: Big Issues, Big Changes from University of Colorado System

[ES] Cálculo y compensación de la huella de carbono en organizaciones from Universitat Jaume I

Governance in Co-operatives from University of Saskatchewan

Green Marketing from Heliopolis University


The bottom of this very long list includes some very interesting MOOCs on personal development topics such as presentation, storytelling and so on. I hope you will enjoy this list ! Please tell me in the comment section which ones you tried and did and how interesting they were. Enjoy !

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