Air Quality Outdoors and Indoors, 15 credits

About the education

This is a ten week course at the advanced level and is given in the spring term. It deals with air pollution in the ambient urban and indoor environments and how air pollution problems can be alleviated.

Purpose and learning objectives

You will learn about the underlying causes of air pollution in the urban and indoor environments as well as how air pollution problems can be reduced. The course focuses on the sources and distribution of air pollutants, atmospheric mixing, human exposure, health effects, societal costs, as well as laws and regulations in relation to air pollution.

Content and teaching methods

The course consists of lectures, exercises in model calculations and air pollution measurements as well as a project work. It offers opportunities for contact with environmental agencies responsible for air quality in urban areas. The course is normally given in English unless all participants are Swedish speaking.

Subject: Environmental Science

Climate changes, environmental pollutants, ozone depletion, poor air and water quality, changes in landscape, waste disposal, depletion of natural resources, loss of ecosystem services, resilience and biological diversity, etc. The list of environmental problems is long as we humans use the resources nature has to offer without knowing or paying attention to the consequences. Environmental Science is a multi-disciplinary subject which applies knowledge from both the natural and social sciences to identify, understand, prevent, and deal with environmental problems caused by human activities. The Bachelor and Master Programs in Environmental Science offer an education in a natural science with environmental relevance and a background to the societal aspects of environmental problems. The programs apply a systems approach to the study of environmental problems and to man’s relationship to his environment. More information can be found at the ITM homepage www.itm.su.se.

Area of interest: Science and Mathematics

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth.

Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media.

As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.