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Global Campus of Human Rights: MOOC on Science and Human Rights

Global Campus of Human Rights: MOOC on Science and Human Rights - 10 October, 13 November 2022

The Global Campus of Human Rights organises the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Science and Human Rights that will take place from 10 October to 13 November 2022. This MOOC is the first dedicated educational engagement on the human rights-based approach (HRBA) to scientific freedom and responsibility, which is also accessible, at scale and cross-disciplinary in its engagement with human rights.

The MOOC on Science and Human Rights is free and open to participants (scientists, university-level science students, researchers and policy makers) from all over the world who want to understand and practise a HRBA to scientific freedom and scientific responsibility.

The course is offered on OpenEdX, the open source platform of EdX. With a user-friendly and innovative interface, our course offers an interactive and engaging learning experience without geographical limitations, allowing participants to enjoy being part of a truly global network of experts and committed human rights defenders.

The MOOC is organised in 2 modules: Module 1 explains connections and frameworks and tackles two important questions: Why connect science and human rights? What is a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to scientific freedom and responsibility?

Module 2 is devoted to the HRBA in practice and responds to 3 key questions: What is science for human rights? What is an enabling environment for scientific freedom and responsibility? How can you use a HRBA to science to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

The participants will gain: Increased awareness about the connections between human rights and scientific freedom and scientific responsibility; clearer understanding - through reference to available data – of the need to link science and human rights, including gender equality, in accelerating progress on the SDGs; robust knowledge on human rights principles, standards and practices.


To participate in the course enrol at: https://edx.gchumanrights.org/mooc-shr.

Free enrolment until 23 October 2022