Engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to Cultivate Global Citizens (2019-22)

Principal Supervisor(s): Professor LEUNG Mei Yee (retired in 2021), Dr. LI Ming Kenneth

Co-supervisor(s): Dr. CHIU Chu Lee Julie (retired in 2021), Professor LEE Hung Kay, Professor MUI Wai Ho Lancelot, Ms. NG Wai Ming Irene, Professor TAI Pui Kuen Amos

This project aims to consolidate and re-articulate different components of the existing General Education (GE) Programme with a global framework, namely the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project also aims at heightening CUHK students’ awareness and understanding of the global problems through the SDGs framework, and introducing them into a prominent global network (Sustainable Development Solutions Network, SDSN) to tackle complex and cross-border global challenges. The project also creates a platform for actions and collaborations among units (including but not limited to University GE, College GE and I.CARE) to contribute to the integration of the SDGs into the undergraduates’ learning experience, both curricular and co-curricular. An exercise of criteria setting and stock-taking has been carried out to identify courses in University GE and College GE related to at least one SDG. These courses are labeled as i) SDG-GE (General Education) for knowledge based courses; or ii) SDG-SE(Social Engagement) for experiential learning and service learning courses. Voluntary activities relevant to SDGs will be labeled as SDG-VA (Volunteer Activity). An optional SDG Study Scheme has been promoted to student which includes:

  1. A short on-line introductory course (non-credit bearing) about SDGs, offered by the SDSN Academy;
  2. 3 credit-bearing SDG-GE (General Education) courses which provide students with basic knowledge related to at least one SDG; and
  3. 1 SDG-SE (Social Engagement) course OR engagement in at least 1 co-curricular volunteer activity (SDG-VA) to address at least one SDGs.