Using the 17 SDGs as a framework, the Office of University General Education launched the SDG Study Scheme in 2020–21 to prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow. The SDG Study Scheme enables students who aspire to be future leaders of sustainable development to integrate their academic learning with life experiences and community engagement. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and adopt SDGs as a unifying theme to extend their learning from knowledge-based courses to experiential and service learning, either credit bearing or non-credit bearing. Students will be certified as SDG Explorer after they have finished the study scheme. Those who perform well in the scheme and have outstanding performance in the SDG-SE (Social Engagement) or SDG-VA (Voluntary Activities) will be granted the honor of being SDG Achiever.
The SDG Study Scheme is comprised of three components:
- A short online course “How to achieve the SDGs” by SDG Academy providing an overview of the SDGs and their significance*;
- Three knowledge-based SDG-GE (General Education) courses; and
- One SDG-SE (Social Engagement) course or at least 80 hours of co-curricular volunteer activity (SDG-VA)
* Students have to complete an online quiz in the Blackboard site designated for the SDG Study Scheme as a fulfillment of this component. For the registration of the Blackboard site, please click here.