On towards a sustainable society

How do we decide towards more sustainable solutions? And how do we know they are indeed more sustainable? In this micro-credential several techniques for decision making about sustainability are offered. Experienced guest speakers share their knowledge and skills on the different methods, online and on campus.


The micro-credential Decision Support for Sustainability consists of one course:

Decision Support for Sustainability (6 ECTS, 2nd semester)

Admission requirements

There are no admission requirements to start this micro-credential.

Maximum number of participants

There is not limit on the number of participants allowed to enrol.

1 semester

This course is organised during the second semester of the academic year


One ECTS-credit equates to roughly 25 to 30 hours of study, from lessons to completing a project or studying independently.

Campus Etterbeek

Courses are organised on the VUB Main Campus located in Etterbeek.

Day or evening courses

This micro-credential can be followed in blended learning. The lectures take place during the day, but recordings will be available.

What is a Micro-credential?

Micro-credentials are small, academic programmes that focus on specific subjects and competences. They consist of one or more courses or course parts taught in a Bachelor or Master programme at the university. Usually, they are taught for a few hours spread over one semester or one academic year. They are literally micro-courses.

If you pass the micro-credential, you receive a certificate proving that you have acquired the competences. These are official credits. This is where micro-credentials differ from other programmes, such as study days or trainings. The credits and competences you obtain are recognised throughout your career and can lead to exemptions from future programmes, for example, even at other institutions.

Micro-credentials are important for lifelong learning. After all, in our rapidly changing society, it is essential that everyone keeps working to renew their own competences. Micro-credentials are blocks that you can stack and combine throughout your life and career to further direct your own pathway. There are several advantages to taking micro-credentials. Since they are short, specific courses, you only learn what you need to upskill or specialise.

In addition, the certificate guarantees your acquired competences and the credits are often recognised abroad. They are a great asset on your CV.


The tuition fee consist of a fixed amount and a variable amount

The fixed amount is an administrative fee paid once per academic year. The variable amount is a specific fee per credit or ECTS that you enrol for.

Find the tuition fees here


Start your online application here

Look under 'continuing education' to select your micro-credential.
Check the application deadlines here

Need help?

Consult the application FAQ

Teaching methods

The VUB is committed to blended learning, a combination of online and on-campus lessons. Therefore, students need not necessarily be on campus if they do not have to be, but we still believe in the added value of physical teaching moments. 

Classes are usually taught for a few hours spread over one semester or one academic year. You can always check the class timetable, where you can see if a course is online, on campus or taught through recorded lessons. It is best to view the timetables for each individual course. 

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This new training offer micro-credentials was developed and announced with the support of the European Union.