Who is this class for: This course is designed for people with a high school education, though the material is varied, so some may appear rather straightforward and some quite challenging.

Created by:  University of Zurich

  • Owen Petchey

    Taught by:  Owen Petchey, Professor of Integrative Ecology

    Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

  • Susanne Schulmeister

    Taught by:  Susanne Schulmeister, eLearning Instructor and Project Manager

    Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
CommitmentEight weeks of study, 2-4 hours per week.
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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4.9 stars
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How It Works

Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

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University of Zurich
Founded in 1833, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland’s largest university, with a cur­rent enrollment of over 26,000 students. Made up of seven faculties covering approximately 100 different subject areas, UZH is proud to offer the most comprehensive aca­demic program in the country.
Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.9 out of 5 of 19 ratings

This course was very diverse and taught many things I didn't even connect with the subject before. The facilitators' feedback is the best and most involved of all the coursed I did.

I recommend this class to anyone who is committed to make a significant change to help biodiversity and the environment, bridging science and action. This class was the most insightful with a team of passionate teachers. Thank you so much!


Amazing course. Interactive, enlightening and inspiring. Highly diverse with a multitude of different professors and experts.