SDG 4| Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Education is essential to the formulation of an effective response to the climate crisis. CUHK is committed to providing a holistic education of the highest standard to all our students and to equipping them with the knowledge and skills to cope with future sustainability challenges. We also share our knowledge with the wider community, giving an important impetus to the sustainable development of Hong Kong.
61 related courses were offered in the 2021–22 academic year.
Led by CUHK, the APRU Virtual Student Exchange (VSE) Program makes international education accessible by allowing students to take academic courses and participate in co-curricular programmes without the need to travel. This programme offers an international education opportunity for all students by providing an immersive virtual student exchange experience through digital technologies and platforms and creating encounters with new ideas, cultures, experts, academics and students from around the world.
Using the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework, the Office of University General Education launched the SDGs Study Scheme by integrating academic learning with life experiences and the community in order to motivate students to become future leaders of sustainable development. 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.
Providing education programmes to the community
Technology education plays an important role in holistic learning for younger generation to prepare them for future challenges. In September 2021, the CUHK Jockey Club AI for the Future Project and six local pioneering schools co-created the first AI curriculum entitled ‘Artificial Intelligence Curriculum for Junior Secondary Students in Hong Kong − Teaching and Learning Pack’. Over 5,000 students in more than 30 secondary schools were engaged in the pilot-teaching sessions, which taught them how to utilize AI technologies sensitively and honestly.
The BASF Kids’ Lab, a programme co-organized by BASF (the world’s leading chemical company) and CUHK, was held in July 2021 to promote STEM education. The topic chosen for the programme was ‘The science behind handwashing’. Under the guidance of CUHK science students and BASF volunteers, around 400 local primary school students participated in practical experiments in which they learned how to make hand sanitizers and to remove germs by washing their hands.
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