May 19, 2017
This course was perfect for those wanting to explore the world of development, broad enough to include all interlinked themes, with sufficient reading materials to spark one's specializing interests.
Jul 26, 2017
The course was very interesting and relevant but a lot of data is outdated, some links are not working or have been changed. I would advise to review the course according to the latest developments.
von David C•
Nov 06, 2016
If you are looking for a MOOC please INVEST in this course, no matter who you are it will change your mind on the role the people have on Earth. It has been quite a pleasure to be part of the selected group of inhabitants from developing countries that realized not only problems of BAU path, but the alternative solutions to undertake sustainable development actions NOW! Thanks Professor Sachs and teaching team!
von Thor D•
Dec 10, 2017
Really enjoyed reading Dr. Sachs book and follow the course on Coursera.
von Rodrigo T•
Dec 30, 2016
Inspiring course. It gives you a precise image of the world and how it is developing and how general dynamics work.
von Mónica D F•
May 30, 2017
von Carlo C•
May 16, 2017
Very nice course and very informative. It helped my learn and broaden my view of the changes in the world and what we can do to mitigate, as well as prepare individually and as a country to these changes that are happening.
It informed of the things that I felt oblivious to, such as the Carbon concentrations in the atmosphere, and aquatic dead zones. These are the things that we need to consider with whatever Sustainable Development-related activities we do.
von Julian D•
Mar 21, 2017
Great survey course about sustainable development, covering all aspects including economics, health, urban development, energy, climate change, and many others. Only downside is that it leaves you somewhat depressed at the potential for humanity to pull itself out of what appears to be a speeding train to doom :-(
von Anna R•
Aug 05, 2017
Excellent course, well presented and great use of presentation materials to educate about a very necessary subject. Thank you Prof Sachs.
von Madhav B•
Apr 12, 2018
Very important lessons, followed through by good examples of how the future of sustainable development can work (E.g permits for CO2 use, or the green revolution).
von Shaan K•
Mar 27, 2018
This has been my motivator to work for the SDGs. Very insightful.
von Nguyễn T T V•
Sep 15, 2016
von Leah H•
Feb 26, 2017
This course was very interesting, and the lectures are wonderfully presented. I learned a lot and enjoyed the lectures each week. Thank you!
von SAURAV C•
Nov 12, 2017
The course is total learning experience however it doesnt provide a certificate option, which is a major drawback to keep yourself motivated.
von Kirsten G•
Sep 25, 2016
Interesting, engaging and valuable. Thank you!
von Daniel F M•
Nov 06, 2016
This course should be taught in all schools in order to develop an awareness and a common goal around sustainable development. I really enjoyed the talks and Prof. Sachs is an incredible lecturer, engaging and knowledgeable. It would be good if it was a bit more updated and keeping the tabs on recent developments but overall i learned a huge amount and wouldn't doubt recommending this course to every individual in this world we share.
von Karin B•
Jan 24, 2017
Very interesting course, and a privilege to have such an incredibly knowledgable professor.
von Maya S w•
Jun 22, 2017
An exceptional course with extensive amount of information about sustainable development very nicely presented by Prof. Sachs and a lot of support material. Recommend it very strongly to anyone who is interested in sustainable development. It changes your view on every thing!
von Woojoo K•
Feb 23, 2017
I am a graduate of mater in international relations and this course was very helpful for me to recap what I learned and improve my knowledge. I would highly recommend to everyone regardless of level of one's education or major.
von Sanjay M•
Feb 20, 2017
A fantastic foundation in sustainable development. Well structured lectures and set at a good pace. Recommend getting associated book as it's good to refer back to.
von Elizabeth B•
Aug 03, 2017
Super course very thought provoking and interesting. Certainly the content is bang on time wise. Really enjoyed it and Jeffrey Sachs passion for our world and it's people is infectious.
von Hugues R•
Feb 08, 2017
Mandatory for every human being !!! Awareness and clear, deep understanding will put the people in the right lane for the race and the succes in sustainable development !
Apr 21, 2017
Excellent course for anyone interested in receiving the best tuition from one of the most respected and renowned professors on the subject in the world. As someone who has suffered with terrible attention spans from a very young age in school (ADD, day-dreamer, still re-training the habit!), I managed to stay engaged through out the lectures and course. The video format is especially useful for someone like myself who needs to frequently pause, make notes, rewind to listen/watch the meaning of content again, and again. I was able to comprehend and digest complicated information, i.e., to actually let it sink in if I was unable to understand the first time around. Prof Sachs manages to draw in your attention and focus through his excellent AAA+ delivery, charm and genuine passion on this subject. Absolutely thrilled with results! Bravo!
von Lu C•
Aug 23, 2017
A great course, highly recommend!
von August R•
Apr 11, 2018
loved it! Jeffery Sachs once came to our university to have a speech (Peking University) and I wanted to read his book when i found out about this course. This course was better than hoped for!
von Bilal B•
Nov 09, 2017
Recommend it to every human being.
von Martina F•
Dec 31, 2017
should be compulsory in all schools!