What is an Online DSG2021 Course about?

The Online Spring School on Development, Sustainability and Globalization (Online DSG2021) is a 5-day digital learning experience designed for students of different backgrounds (international relations, developmental and environmental studies, life sciences), who wish to get a multidisciplinary perspective on development in a globally interdependent world and to gain the knowledge that will enable you to become a future pioneer of socially and environmentally sustainable development. During this Online Course, students will get a 360-degree overview of the Spring School on DSG2021 program while getting acquainted with international faculty of academics and their teaching methods as well as exchanging ideas with the students from all over the world and expanding the professional network.

What’s the aim of the Online DSG2021 Course?

Who can attend the course?

The DSG2021 Online Course is designed for undergraduate, graduate students, recent graduates and young professionals who wish to deepen and broaden their knowledge in such fields as life sciences, developmental and environmental studies, international relations.

When the Online DSG2021 Course is scheduled?

The Online DSG2021 Course will be held from April 12th (Monday) to April 16th (Friday), 2021. The Final Schedule of the DSG2021 Online Course and access to the Online Learning platform will be provided to all registered and confirmed students via email.

How much time should I expect to spend working on the Online Course each day?

You should expect to spend from 2 to 4 hours per day working on the DSG2021 Online Course, Lectures, Live Sessions, and Group Projects included.

What’s the Online Course fee?

The program fee for EarlyBird applications: 200 EUR
The program fee for students who submit their applications after March 31st, 2021: 250 EUR

The individual deadlines for the receipt of payment will be stated in the official letter of acceptance. Payment plans can be arranged. The final deadline for receiving payments is April 5th, 2021.

However, being one of the most popular PSS programs School on Development, Sustainability and Globalization have been quite numerous in the last years. To keep the quality of the course high, the number of spots in the DSG2021 Online Course (Spring Session)is limited. Students should submit the registration form as soon as possible, as acceptance to the course will be made on a rolling basis.

What can I expect from this Online Course?

Due to flexibility, the PSS2021 Online Course provides many students to enjoy being involved in new learning experiences with the opportunity to connect from anywhere and at the same time not to be stressed or overscheduled. During this Online Course each participant will:

  • get acquainted with the PSS2021 Team and fellow students from all over the world;
  • get involved into discussions with academics from Ireland, the Netherlands and US Universities;
  • get a multidisciplinary perspective on development in a globally interdependent world.
  • exchange ideas, questions and knowledge working along with others in groups;
  • expand professional network and develop beneficial partnerships;
  • be able to watch the course offline by getting the exclusive access to the recorded modules;

How can I apply for the DSG2020 Online Course?

You can apply simply by filling in our usual Online Application Form HERE:
We will get in touch with every applicant individually regarding the status of the application.

What’s the Deadline for the Applications?

The Deadline for applications is April 5th, 2021. Please be aware that the last-minute applications won’t be considered due to organizational reasons.

Course Curriculum

This Online Course will fully introduce the scope of Spring School on Development, Sustainability and Globalization with a particular focus on diverse topics chosen by the leading lecturers. Here you can access the DSG2021 Program Syllabus HERE.

DSG2021 Faculty

Killian Stokes

UCD School of Business, Ireland

Killian Stokes is an award-winning social entrepreneur with 20+ years experience in fundraising, business development and communications within the tech and not for profit worlds. He has worked across Europe, America, Africa and Asia for a broad range of organisations – from tech start ups to international aid agencies – and has networked and engaged globally at senior management, founder and CEO level.
Killian has a passion, energy and curiosity for harnessing the power of business and innovation to end global poverty and tackle climate change.
Killian lectures part time on Business and Development at the Quinn School of Business in UCD.
Killian holds a Bachelors in business and economics from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in International Relations from Dublin City University. Killian is the cofounder of MyGoodPoints.org (2009) and MoyeeCoffeeIreland (2016) and currently lectures on Business and Global Development at the Quinn School of Business at University College Dublin.

David Nyaluke,

University College Dublin, Ireland

Since August 2017 David Nyaluke has joined University College Dublin,
as a UCD Proudly Made in Africa Teaching and Research Fellow in Business and Development. David holds a PhD from Dublin City University (DCU). His doctoral thesis investigated trajectories of political and development transformation of African states from independence into the 21st Century. David was a teaching fellow for International Development at Kimmage Development Studies Centre and Maynooth University, focusing on the role of business, NGOs and state in development and on Africa and the international system. During this time, he was also a fellow at the Institute of Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction and taught at the Centre of Business, Society and Sustainability at Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, and the Open University of Ireland on the topics of African society and doing business in Africa. With a research focus on development in African states, he has presented at several conferences, including a 2014 special symposium to mark 20 years of South Africa’s end of apartheid and return to democracy. David is also published in many journals and contributes regular reviews on African political and development issues.

DSG2020/2021 Online Course Testimonials

‘I think this was a great opportunity to learn during this difficult time. I am glad that I was able to participate in this Online edition of the Prague Summer School. The program was very well organized and the use of Google Classroom was the best choice! All the information was easily available and ready to access. The lectures were very interesting and informative. Also, the opportunity to work in small groups was very enriching; it was amazing what we all achieved in such a short period of time and in a virtual setting. Thanks again for everything!’ Ketty

‘Thank you very much for making this online summer school happen, I thought that it worked very well (although it’s of course not the same as meeting in person). The Google Classroom was very well organised and made it easy to find everything. I also appreciated that a lot of great effort was made to make the live sessions as interactive as possible. All in all, I learned a lot about sustainable development and left with a cautiously optimistic and pro-active spirit about the topic.’

‘This is one of the best online course I have ever had the opportunity to attend. From course materials to lecture delivery was amazing. I truly enjoyed myself and learnt a lot. I don’t know what else u guys can improve on but as they say “there is always room for improvement”.’

‘The program was great!! I appreciated your use of technology and knowledgeable facilitators to deliver such informative and deep insights about the various topics. All was available and timely, it was worth the time spent reading and listening to the videos. Looking forward to when the pandemic will clear to touch base with the people and place, hopefully. Otherwise, thank you.’

‘I think you did a very good job in changing it to an online class. Of course, I would have preferred it to be in Prague and I missed the discussions with the other students after the class but as an online class, I think it was very good and I don’t have a big suggestion on how it could have been improved. Thank you for all your work!’

‘The DSG2021 was a great place to learn and interact with different people. The Q & A was a huge feedback pattern where everyone spoke about what they learnt in their own opinion. It was an eye opener.’

‘It was a fantastic week of learning and discussion on various global problems which gives me a little more hope for the future. The lectures and Q&A helped me explore other perspectives and reinforce my own thoughts and ideas. I thoroughly enjoyed Lisa’s lectures on her case study and analysing global problems from a critical and theoretical lens.’

‘It was very insightful and also interesting to see various perspectives of the group.’

Apply now! Applications are reviewed on rolling basis.