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Ecology, Migration and Tolerance: Limits to Cooperation

Many of the most acute problems we face today are of a global nature: they transcend national boundaries, they put the future of humanity at peril, and they can be addressed only through international cooperation. However, what can international cooperation deliver? Is it possible to come together and address in a sustainable manner looming ecological crises, concerns about social justice, and economic well-being?

This minor studies two perspectives -- a top-down institutional approach and bottom-up grassroots approach -- on two global challenges we face today: the ecological crisis and large-scale migration processes yielding increasingly diverse societies. Both perspectives, top-down and bottom-up, complement and reinforce each other. Any thorough and encompassing approach of these large global challenges thus requires the study from these angles.

Maximum number of students: 60

Prospectus number: 5000MECMTN

Number study activity: 1053

Language: English


LEI students 2 May to 15 July 2022

TUD and EUR students 2 May to 31 May 2022


Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Challenges to Internationalism: The Evolution of the United Nations 5
Migrations and Tolerance in a Globalized World 10
Political Economy of Ecological Crisis 10
Politics from Below: Protests and Social Movements 5

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General information

  • Entry requirement: First year’s diploma

  • Extent: 30 ec

  • Intended for: As a package for the minor space, not as individual elective courses

  • Language of instruction:English

  • Coordinator: Dr. J.Kamphuis

  • Information: Coordinator of studies

  • Board of Examiners: International Studies

  • Education Committee: International Studies

LEI students 2 May to 15 July 2022

TUD and EUR students 2 May to 31 May 2022

Register for the minor activity via uSis.

Register separately for the courses via My Studymap.


Student can create a 15EC minor package if their study programme requires that. They can do so by choosing 1 course for 10EC and 1 course for 5EC from the 4 courses on offer.