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ACU and the University of Manchester Online Course on SDGs

None of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be achieved without the contribution of higher education - through research, teaching, and community engagement - and that is why the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the University of Manchester are joining forces to provide access to a ground-breaking course for Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship (QECS) Scholars. Students around the world are playing an important role in developing solutions that bring about real, meaningful change, and through this collaboration QECS scholars will contribute to tackling challenges like poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace and justice, gender and LGBTQ+ rights, equality of access, and indigenous rights. The online course, designed by Dr Jennifer O’Brien at the University College for Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL) at the University of Manchester – ‘Creating a Sustainable World: 21st Century Challenges and the Sustainable Development Goals’, – breaks away from traditional teaching formats, as the course content is shaped and developed by the students taking part. Based on the premise that we need to work in partnership to achieve any of the SDGs, the course brings together students from across the spectrum of academic disciplines and combines their knowledge to develop unique, practical solutions to global challenges. Learn more:

Latest update: 27.10.2023