Open online courses

Online courses

Open Onlince Courses, also known as MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), are free online courses available for anyone to enroll. MOOCs provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new skills. 

Below you can find the online courses provided by the Section of Chemistry at Uppsala University. 

Batteries: Powering a mobile world

This course provides a glimpse into the world of batteries. We all use batteries every day, but do you really know how a battery works, what’s inside it, what it’s useful for, and how scientists are trying to improve them for the future?

In this introductory course, we will tell you everything from battery basics, through the development of the lithium-ion battery, their applications and requirements, what kinds of materials are used to build batteries, to what happens to a battery when it’s finished its life and how batteries are being developed for the future.

It is expected that this course should take about 10-15 hours in total to complete.

Target group

As a participant in this course, you ideally have some form of technical background, probably studied sciences at college or even in higher education, or have experience in a technical profession.

It is hoped that after the course you will be much more aware of the battery world, the requirements, applications and components of a battery, as well as having a wider perspective of how this important technology will develop over the coming decade.


There are no pre-requisites needed to register for the course.

For more information, and to register, please use the following link:


Last modified: 2024-01-10