SDG4 “Quality Education” calls on states to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. It also calls on educators to ensure “that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development”.
UCC Green Campus works to ensure that students learn the “what” and the “how” of sustainable development across all formal and informal learning on campus. All 17 SDGs are covered within the curriculum of UCC, 6% of the university’s modules include sustainable development teachings. These modules are spread across 60% of the university’s academic departments meaning that 17% of our students graduate having taken one of these modules in the course of their degree.
Click on the links below to find out more about teaching and learning for sustainable development at UCC.