Sustainable Learning

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals

NTU is committed to working towards the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 

Integrating social, environmental and economic themes in learning and teaching is a strategic priority as shown in our Strategic Plan. Armed with the right knowledge and skills, NTU graduates are capable of contributing to a brighter future. NTU is committed to sending students out into the world as global citizens, building links between sustainability, literacy and employability. 

Please watch this video to find out more.

Students at NTU care about sustainability. When asked to complete the sentence 'I want to learn more about sustainability because...' they answered:

"I am interested in the future, and would like to make it as good a place as possible"

"We need to cultivate a generation interested in making changes to save the planet from global warming and other environmental issues"

Taken from the 2017 NUS Student Survey.

Find out more about the student demand for sustainability in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 survey results. 


Sustainability in Practice Certificate

Find out more about this innovative certificate that explores a specific topic: energy, food or clothing, and its challenges for the future in relation to your subject of study.

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) workshops

Perfect for Course Leaders and those looking to integrate ESD across a whole course or module in line with the Curriculum Refresh framework.

Would you like a tailored workshop for your course/module team? Get in touch!

The Green Academy

Find out about the team and our mission to engage students with sustainability through the curriculum and beyond.

Read the Green Academy's annual reports for 2014 PDF icon , 2015 PDF icon , 2016 PDF icon, 2017 PDF icon and 2018 PDF icon.

NTU and the Sustainable Development Goals Blog

Read how staff and students at NTU have been Creating the University of the Future, in line with the Strategic Plan and helping to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Are you an aspiring blogger or working towards any of the SDGs? Contact the Green Academy today. 

NTU and the SDGs

NTU is committed to embedding the UN Sustainable Development Goals across the Curriculum, into the campus, and beyond as our students go out into society with the skills to make a difference. To find out more watch the video

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Future Thinking

NTU strives to incorporate Future Thinking in all its courses, fostering students' abilities to understand and contribute in meaningful ways towards current and future challenges in the area of sustainable development.

In 2016, we asked out Academic Representatives how they would like sustainability to be embedded in their courses. This is what they said! PDF icon  

Get involved

Are you a staff member or a student with a great idea for a project involving sustainability and your subject? Get in touch.

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