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Future17: SDGs Challenge Programme (2022)

Are you interested in tackling real-life global challenges together with students around the globe?

Are you passionate about the SDGs?

Would you like to develop employability skills with global corporations while taking a course and earning credits?

If your answers to the above questions are ‘yes’, you must not miss the upcoming programme! Future 17 is a new global initiative offered by the University of Exeter and Quacquarelli Symonds Limited (QS) in the UK with participation from  leading international universities. It is designed to support students to develop skills needed for tackling 21st-Century global challenges through working with industry and academic mentors as well as peers from around the world to create innovative solutions for real-world issues associated with one or more of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Future 17 will enable students to work with their peers from a consortium of partner universities in international, interdisciplinary and multicultural teams through projects defined by SDG Challenge Partners (businesses, charities, governments, NGOs, etc.).

Partner universities:

  • IE University (Spain)
  • Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
  • The University of São Paulo (Brazil)
  • University of Exeter (UK)

Industry partners invited (finalized list to be confirmed later):

Programme structure:

Upon successful completion of the Programme, CUHK undergraduate students may apply to the Office of University General Education for course and unit exemption in the University General Education (University GE) requirements. Following the prevailing practice and framework of granting University GE course and unit exemption, as in the case of a student completing a course in a recognized student exchange programme, up to 3 units in the most approximate University GE Area from among Areas A, B, C or D could be approved depending on the nature of the Future 17 project.