Get credit for exploring your passions while serving the Earth!
Offering Bachelors and Masters degrees as well as Diplomas, Gaia University opened its doors to its first students in May of 2006.
Current offerings include BSc, MSc and Graduate Diplomas in Integrative Ecosocial Design, Regenerative Enterprise Design and Development and “Open Topic” in which the student chooses their own focus based on their learning and unlearning needs and their designed project work . Self-designed and directed projects may be focused on any topic that fits within the permaculture ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Future Care.
Potential specializations may be in any area of Sustainability/Regeneration/World Change eg. Permaculture, Ecovillage Design, Life Transitions, Natural Building, Re-localization, Peace Studies, Ecocities, Appropriate Technology, Traditional Wisdom, Eco-Health, New Economics, as well as other self-designed projects based on student passions.
Utilizing an action learning methodology, Gaia U programs begin with an online Certificate in Ecosocial Design and include such topics as Design Skills, Project and Time Management, Building Resilient Communities, and World Views.
Students are then free to do their project work anywhere in the world and are supported by a team of Gaia U graduate mentors. Project work is documented in an online portfolio available for collaboration and future career uses.
Gaia U also offers accredited Diplomas in Applied Permaculture Design as well as Action for Resilience or Regenerative Enterprise.
Certificate programs in Ecosocial Design or in Auto-ethnography and Learning Design are offerings for those not (yet?) ready for the Deep Dive of the longer programs.
Diversity is encouraged! Some scholarship assistance is available!
If creating a world free of oppression and filled with love, joy, justice and healthy soils makes YOUR heart sing–Join the Gaia U community!
www.gaiauniversity.org or write [email protected]
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 100
- Open to new members
- Rarely open to visitors
Please see information on the gaiaunversity.org website for application or enrollment instructions. Diversity is welcome! Some scholarships are available.