SLUSE, or ILUNRM – Interdisciplinary Land Use and Natural Resource Management, is a MSc course offered jointly by departments at University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University (RUC), within sustainable land use and natural resource management in developing countries. An important objective is to approach these issues in an interdisciplinary fashion by taking point of departure in natural, agricultural, social and cultural theories and methods.

Interdisciplinary Land Use and Natural Resource Management (ILUNRM) Course 2023 – Field work

The ILUNRM course includes supervised field work/data collection in student groups in week 4, 5 and 6 of the course (tentatively 1 March – 13 March 2023). The exact dates will be communicated later and before the course starts.

We are currently exploring the location(s) for the field work/data collection. It is in all likelihood going to take place in one or more locations in the Global South (a student will only go to one location/countryJ). The exact location(s) will be communicated here as soon as we know.

We will organize an information meeting in November 2022 (after the deadline of enrollment) where we will inform about the course, the field work and what practical preparations (flight ticket etc.) you need to do before the course and before the field work.

In the course, you will work in an inter-disciplinary group with students with other academic backgrounds than your own. The group will work on a thematic research area provided by the lecturers but with a great deal of freedom to define the focus of the work. We hope to be able to provide more information on the thematic research areas in January 2023. You will be given the opportunity to indicate your preference with regard to research topic, but we, the lecturers, make the groups.

The course starts on 6 February 2023 (block 3). It is a 15 ECTS course, meaning you have no other courses during the block. The exams are tentatively planned for 13 and 14 April 2023.

If you have questions about the course and the field trip, contact course responsible Christian Pilegaard Hansen, Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen at cph@ifro.ku.dk.