The Technische Universität München (TUM), in partnership with edX, offers an online free course on the basics of land management. Participants will learn why, when, and where sustainable land management is most needed and what the potential application fields of land management are. Topics include demographic change, globalization and climate change. The course is for free and no previous knowledge of land management is required. Enrollment is open
About this courseS
Have you ever asked yourself what role land plays by facing developments like demographic change, globalization or climate change?
Did you ever consider the connection between poverty and land access or changing land values? If you want to delve more deeply into these complex and fascinating issues, take part in our MOOC course, “Introduction Land Management.”
Land is a scarce and limited resource, which cannot be multiplied. It is a valuable basis for livelihood and for economic or ecological development. Land conflicts occur when people with different interests run up against the declining availability of fertile land. Developing countries in general, and disadvantaged people in society are often the most affected groups. Yet, even industrialized countries face issues with sustainable land policy. As a result, experts in sustainable land management are desperately needed.
In this course, you’ll be introduced to the basics of land management. This MOOC gives you insight into basic functions and tasks of land management. It will help you recognize important land correlations with other fields of interest. You’ll understand contemporary global trends, necessary land related services, and the general process of executing land management interventions.
You learn why, when, and where sustainable land management is most needed and what the potential application fields of land management are. Exciting exercises, learning videos, discussions and literature recommendations accompany you through the course.
No previous knowledge of land management is required.
What you’ll learn
- The importance of land management and its challenges
- Key issues and their context in land management
- General tasks, instruments and processes of land management
- Examples of land management in practice