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Mountain courses and programs

Climate Change and Water in Mountains: A Global Concern
This free online course offers a better understanding of climate change, its impacts on the quality and quantity of water in mountain regions and the risks related to changing water resources. Presented by the University of Geneva’s Institute for Environmental Sciences via Coursera.

International Programme on Research and Training on Sustainable Management of Mountain Areas (IPROMO)
This in-person, immersive two-week program addresses a different topic linked to sustainable mountain development every year. Organized by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with the University of Turin and the University of Tuscia.

Mountains 101
This free online course is a broad and integrated overview of the mountain world, covering an interdisciplinary field of study focusing on the physical, biological, and human dimensions of mountain places in Alberta, Canada, and around the world. Presented by the University of Alberta via Coursera.

Sustainable Mountain Development MSc
This online postgraduate course accesses the latest thinking on complex mountain issues by studying modules with a focus on advanced theory and practice relating to environmental, social, economic and professional development. Offered by the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Mountain resources

Mountain Sentinels Storymaps
An interactive experience encompassing mountain communities around the world, including maps, personal stories and multi-media materials.

Mountain-related organizations

Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education (YEAH)
The YEAH Network is a transdisciplinary, multi-institutional network that equips students with real-world experience of collaborative, evidence-based approaches to global environmental sustainability. In today’s students, we see agents of change for the future.