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1st year Master student Aurimas S., Lithuania
I appreciate that joint curriculum offers practical exposure to real-world sustainable development issues, we as students also gained the importance of diverse international experiences to understand global perspectives on sustainability, and it is important to have such understanding in labour market as well.

4th year student Linas G., Lithuania
We had presentation by our assoc. professor about joint curriculum in Sustainable Development that aims to improve interdisciplinary understanding and systems thinking and first of all, I appreciate the focus on interdisciplinary learning as it mirrors real-world challenges. The weaknesses of current programs in terms of lacking an integrated approach and systems thinking, therefore this curriculum emphasizes and improves such needed skills

4th year student Matas G., Lithuania
I liked that in the proposed curriculum which was presented to us, the structure and content emphasizes systems thinking. As well in ensures a balanced integration of natural sciences, social sciences, and cultural perspectives.

Academic Staff, Italy
The multidisciplinary approach brings the students to have an open-minded attitude to study Complex Systems.

Academic Staff , Italy
The focus of the project is the investigation into Complex Systems to promote Sustainability. I hope you will pursue the goals of this promising project.

Anthony Oyeogbe, Ireland
The master's program is really interesting because it introduces the concept of complex systems thinking and how a multidisciplinary approach is required to tackle sustainability challenges. The strength of the COSY project lies in the fact that it focuses its lens on both the socioeconomic and environmental pillars of sustainability. The multidisciplinary aspect of the master course opens up the student's mind to system thinking across spheres from technical to the natural and social sciences.

Audrius Nečiūnas, Lithuania
I would like to highlight the following strengths: interdisciplinary thinking; understanding the integration of different skills and disciplines in joint projects.

Aušra Gadeikytė, Lithuania
In my opinion, the master programme "Complex Systems Thinking for Sustainability" is quite challenging and interesting. It covers different aspects of sustainability. It might be an interesting programme for students because it covers different fields and models, such as economic models, AI, nonlinear dynamical models.

Benen McDonagh, Ireland
I would totally suggest the master's programme as it presents options and joined up thinking. The CoSy project is interesting since it provides motivation and guidance for designing new courses on complex systems thinking as well as for the integration of systems. thinking.

Brigit Doyle, Ireland
The modules of the Joint Curriculum are captivating and allow students to gain transversal knowledge to tackle sustainability challenges. Overall, the project is innovative. The use of system thinking is new to me and really interesting.

Chara K. (University student), Greece
One of the most interesting aspects of the COSY project is that provides undergraduate students with competences on complex systems thinking as a basis for sustainability action and make them employable in organizations interested to meet the sustainable development goals. It is also remarkable that the project aims to the collaboration of academic institutions, so it helps students and lecturers to exchange their views and their beliefs on specific issues. Moreover, this project provides tools focused on Sustainable Development issues addressed to a multidisciplinary approach.

Chris P. (Researcher), Greece
The COSY program can play a catalytic role not only in the training of students who choose to be educated in Sustainability issues, but also in the promotion of Sustainable Development towards citizens, politicians and social partners as well as its emergence as the main priority of the current policies to be adopted of our century

Clifford Guest, Ireland
The master's degree is interesting for students since it is an increasingly important area of study in the context of global climate change and sustainable development. The engagement of systems thinking for formal education opportunities is a area to be explored further. Congratulations on a successful project.

Dalia Čalnerytė, Lithuania
The project material opened up new perspectives on complex system thinking in the educational process. The developed Master's program in complex systems thinking for sustainability involves a wide range of disciplines and allows a flexible choice of module sets.

Darren Barry, Ireland
Gaining new ways of approaching and understanding these issues is really important for students. The way in which students can actively participate in their own learning.

Despoina G. (Researcher), Greece
One of the most interesting aspects of the COSY project is the interdisciplinarity of the course. The joint curriculum is innovative as it connects systems thinking with disciplines like sociology, green chemistry and technology. Moreover, the students who have the opportunity to join this well-structured and unique project will see that there is a lot of feedback from group interaction, software and assessment tools. All characteristics of the project contribute to a valuable learning outcome. Finally, the online presentation of the project is attractive to students.

Dimitra P. (University student), Greece
The COSY website's most interesting aspects are its comprehensive collection of summarized papers, providing easy access to valuable research in the field of complex systems thinking for sustainability. Additionally, the incorporation of technology and machine learning in the lessons ensures that this master's degree goes beyond theoretical knowledge, preparing students for the future by equipping them with practical skills. This integration of technology fosters a dynamic learning experience, bridging the gap between theory and application, and empowering students to contribute effectively to sustainable solutions.

Dimitris T. (University student), Greece
Τhe most interesting aspects and strengths of the COSY project is that has available a collection of examples and best practices on how complex systems issues are approached in existing undergraduate courses, through the gathering, analysis and reviews of curricula, syllabus and course-materials, and in addition, making observations of teaching methods, task designs and student performance.

Efi E. (Academic Staff), Greece
It is structured in such a way that it enables people from different scientific areas to follow and understand. Its curriculum is broad and diverse. The topics covered are appropriate, useful, up to date and pertain to contemporary issues.

Elaine Cleary, Ireland
The most attractive aspect of the programme is the diverse set of modules, which are related to real-world and future thinking. The project in general is well developed and interesting.

Eleutheria L. (Researcher), Greece
Personally, I believe that the idea of combining a variety of fields such as Technologies and Natural Sciences, is one of the most interesting aspects of the COSY project. Last but not least, it would enhance the perspective of building more sustainable infrastructure systems.

Eoin Gleeson, Ireland
The Joint Curriculum is very interesting and thought provocation. It would require a sound understanding of complex systems thinking and an applied whole system approach to progress through the development of sustainability. I think the most interesting aspect and strength is the variety and range to which the COSY project can be included. It is a useful practical tool that allows to bridge the gap between physical action and progress with the theoretical, knowledge dense and complexity of systems thinking. Great project and have enjoyed being briefly a part throughout the project duration.

Fotini B. (Researcher), Greece
The project provides end-users with a variety of resources and facilitates encompassing the holistic approach in a variety of fields/subjects that, after all, promote sustainability.

Gloria Callinan, Ireland
I am time poor but I would be interested in its development. Systems thinking is the main innovative part of the project.

Lecturer/Researcher , Italy
The most interesting aspect of the CoSy project is interdisciplinarity. The website seems very interesting.

Lecturer/Researcher , Italy
The most interesting aspects of the CoSy project are (1) introducing the concepts of complexity and complex systems and (2) interdisciplinarity. The project was beneficial for assessing a popular topic scientifically.

Lecturer/Researcher , Italy
The most interesting aspect is the critical approach to the ambiguity of the term sustainability. The strengths of the project are the clarity and accessibility of the contents.

Lecturer/Researcher , Italy
The strength of this project is interdisciplinarity which is mandatory to understand Complex Systems.

Lecturer/Researcher , Italy
It is a very inter-/trans-disciplinary project.

Lecturer/Researcher , Italy
The dialogue between the specialists of many disciplines.

Lecturer/Researcher , Italy
It presents the knowledge and skills required to propose solutions to the global challenges.

Lecturer/Researcher , Italy
It is very helpful for teachers and students.

Lemonia A. (Researcher), Greece
The COSY project provides innovative, up -to-date, multidisciplinary, and fully organized material that can effectively and efficiently support the involvement of students, researchers and in general those interested on complex system thinking for sustainable development. This is a significant project with great contribution to people’s preparation for confronting the demanding issues of our transforming world and with meaningful support for those who want to take action as informed and qualified professionals or even citizens.

Lis O'Brien, Ireland
The course has a multi-disciplinary approach in its learning on how to work on sustainability issues in a collaborative way with societal actors. The opportunity to practically work on a design project is also commended. The toolkit encompassing the use of Sustainable Development issues. A very useful course and outreaches to many disciplines.

Mairead O'Donnell, Ireland
The Joint Curriculum is interesting for students since this course is applicable to issues and concerns in the real world. The course offers students the opportunity to learn about solving some of the key issues all countries are now facing. The collaboration and trans-disciplinary nature of the project. The collaboration offers insights from a range of institutions on the topic. However, if extending the project, it would be worthwhile considering extending the project to include additional insights such as traditional and indigenous knowledge from other parts of the world. Again, the trans-disciplinary nature of the project is what is necessary for complex systems thinking for sustainability. Fantastic project and it's been a privilege to participate in the research.

Martin Breen, Ireland
I think that the Joint Curriculum, as well as the other outputs of the project, is well planned out. The collaborative aspect of the program is very attractive.

Martin Fitzgerald, Ireland
The master is a new way of studying sustainability in a multidisciplinary approach. The CoSy Thinking project is innovative and attractive. I really like the website.

Martynas Patašius, Lithuania
The modules cover highly diverse areas (Chemistry, Computer Science, Philosophy etc.). The difference between branches is very clear.

Maureen McGrath, Ireland
The course is interesting since it investigates subjects in an interrelated way. The use of systems thinking to investigate sustainability. Very interesting project.

Michale Ryan, Ireland
It is interesting for students to develop transversal skills, very needed in today's world. The uniqueness of the project and its innovativeness.

Padraic O'Reilly, Ireland
It encourages them to see the connections between the various actors and systems that are involved in sustainability projects. the review of the different softwares that are available in this field.

Paraskevi M. (Academic Staff), Greece
An open innovative educational platform with multimedia educational material about sustainability in different areas and subjects. Interviews publications and best practices lead to a multifaceted approach in sustainability and innovation.

Patrick Morrissey, Ireland
The master course is very appealing to students who want to untangle complexity and understand how to find interdisciplinary solutions to the challenges of our planet. I really enjoyed the toolkik, which is functional. I can use it as a resource during my studies.

Paulina Boguska, Ireland
The course is well developed and innovative. It has some very interesting modules, relevant to current trends & I think the skills & knowledge gained could be transferable. The strength of the COSY project relies on its outputs/results.

Policy Maker , Italy
It increases the operational capabilities of the students, who acquire more skills and competencies. They will gain elasticity in their thinking.

Sarah Ryan, Ireland
The Joint Curriculum is well structered and innovative for the study of complexisty applied to sustainable development. The collaboration among different universities and faculties is the part I've appreciated most of the project.

Sinead Rogan, Ireland
As the world begins to accept the need to develop our sustainability skills, education must therefore promote those skills. Students now are the leaders of sustainability growth and take a keen interest in learning systems for sustainability thinking. I believe the most interesting aspects of the project to be the integration of social systems and recognition of the need to understand socio-economics when implementing sustainable practices into education. I believe that the COSY project tackles the overwhelming need to integrate and develop an understanding of complex systems thinking in the search for a sustainable future, and does a great job in ensuring every aspect is covered.

Sofia A. (Academic Staff), Greece
The most interesting aspects and strengths of the COSY project, is that, it suggests, examines and analyzes cross-disciplinary contents and methods for teachers, students, and employers aimed at the global challenges that humanity is spurred to face.

Stephen Murphy, Ireland
I believe that questions about how to achieve sustainability and the actions required to monitor sustainability will be a very much needed skill in the future. An example would be looking at sustainability of the built environment, how can sustainably sources materials be used, and what would be the reward for doing so? Other than embodied carbon reduction. Governments around the world are looking for expertise in sustainability to help them better regulate and plan for a more sustainable future. The interdisciplinary project team brings multiple views on sustainability which is very important. Sustainability is so broad and it is easy to get used to referring to sustainability in terms of carbon, etc. However, sustainability is also a social and economic issue.

Student , Italy
It will bring benefit to the generations to come.

Student , Italy
It allowed me to look at interdisciplinarity with new eyes. We need a less technical and more flexible knowledge.

Tautvydas Fyleris, Lithuania
The strength of the programme is interdisciplinarity - multiple different disciplines are combined to form a single worldview.

Theodoros V. (Researcher), Greece
This project gives access to many interesting and useful things such as publications, interviews, best practices, teaching elements and software, and assessment tools, regarding sustainability issues and the structure and interaction of complex systems. All of these should be particularly useful to students, scholars and researchers willing to infiltrate in such a scientific topic. The program also enables interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches and can be attractive to students from both the natural sciences and the humanities.

Vasiliki K. (University student), Greece
The most interesting aspects of this project is the fact that it has diversity and it also corresponds to current social issues.

Vida Drąsutė, Lithuania
This curricula is potential for innovative, interconnected courses that break traditional boundaries. Providing this curricula and taking part in it students and lecturers expressed enthusiasm about the focus on systems thinking and interdisciplinary learning in sustainable development.

Vlas B. (Academic Staff), Greece
The most interesting aspects of the project are the useful collection of examples and best practices from existing undergraduate courses and the interviews with employers for the needs of future workers in different scientific areas concerning the complex systems thinking. Moreover, the teaching and assessment tools focusing on natural and social sciences are significantly important for academic teachers, researchers, and university students. In addition to the very useful material that exists for the academic community the review of software packages for the analysis of complex systems is a useful tool for policy and decision makers.

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