Our sustainability programme

“I really should know more about the latest technologies to increase sustainability”

IDEA League’s Executive Programme in Sustainability

Lead globally on sustainability. Learn impactful business strategies that focus on effectively reducing footprint with IDEA League’s Executive Programme in Sustainability.

IDEA League’s Executive Programme in Sustainability


  • Over 25 online elective courses (available-MOOCs- Executive-Programme)
  • Onsite capstone project in Milan and Zürich or Delft and Aachen
  • 5 hours per week (depending on courses selected)
  • 20-week track (depending on courses selected)
  • English language
  • No prior technical education or training required 


This is your opportunity to be a part of the sustainable business transition. Our unique Executive Programme in Sustainability offers in-depth courses on green industry and its place in a circular economy, among many other practical themes that will fuel your sustainability expertise. 

This comprehensive executive programme is curated by IDEA League, an alliance of renowned universities of science and technology in Europe. It combines over 25 online elective courses, complemented by a special onsite capstone project to provide you with an efficient toolkit to actually tackle future challenges sustainably. 

Discover the prospects of electric mobility and how to utilise them. Learn about regenerative materials for industry. Uncover everything from sustainable packaging in a circular economy to zero-waste design. 

Available MOOCs in this programme are, amongst others:

  • Electric Cars: Policy / Business / Technology
  • Sustainable Packaging in a Circular Economy
  • Zero-Energy Design: an approach to make your building sustainable
  • Sustainable Urban Development

See the full list of available MOOCs here: available-MOOCs- Executive-Programme

What you will learn

  • Discover real circular opportunities in your industry
  • Work with regenerative materials to reduce your footprint
  • Increase sustainability of your offices or datacentres
  • Use the power of electric mobility to your advantage
  • Empower your team and organisation to create a sustainable future

How it works

Upon completing the introductory course, you may select three of the over 25 unique courses, each covering important themes in sustainability. They are offered to you by some of the best technical universities in Europe: TU Delft, Politecnico di Milano, ETH Zürich, RWTH Aachen and Chalmers University. The paid verified track will be completed with an onsite capstone project in Zurich and Milan or Delft and Aachen. The capstone project is built to fully integrate the knowledge you have acquired in practical skills. Demonstrate your new expertise in a special case study.

This executive programme is suitable for engineers but does not require prior technical education or training. Our introductory course and elective specialisations have been designed to be accessible and inclusive. The verified track is relevant for professionals who are looking to lead and support their team’s transition to a technology-based sustainable future. 

Costs and General Information

Course certificates are available in the paid verified track and a programme certificate is available upon completion of the capstone project. The cost of the whole programme is €5,000. The Executive Programme in Sustainability is designed to be accessible to everyone with a level 6 EQF, equivalent to an undergraduate level of studies. The track does not require prior technical education or training. 

About the IDEA League

Connect. Exchange. Innovate.

IDEA League is a strategic alliance between five leading European universities of science and technology. Through cross-border, bottom-up collaboration, we provide the environment for students, researchers and staff at our partner universities to share a collective wealth of knowledge, experience and resources. By doing so, we aim to connect and inspire a new generation of European science and technology graduates, champion innovation and entrepreneurship and steer Europe towards a more competitive and compassionate future.

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