Co-curricular initiatives for university students

Cases related to learning & teaching activities not included in degree programs, such as student-led or student engagement activities, living labs on or off campus, volunteering programs, summer schools, etc.

The World’s Future SDG Simulation

The World’s Future is an interactive educational simulation designed by IIASA and the Centre for Systems Solutions. SDSN Canada is training representatives from 10 member institutions to run the simulation and engage students, staff, and faculty across Canada. We hope the simulation will teach participants new ways to learn about and take action for the SDGs through an interactive experience to better understand the interconnected nature of the SDGs and the tradeoffs required to achieve them. We created a Community of Practice with member trainees and are sharing resources on hosting, marketing, and learning from the simulation.
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Live-in-LabsⓇ – A Unique participatory approach for building sustainable Communities

An interdisciplinary, experiential learning academic program in developing sustainable rural communities for students at Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham and universities worldwide. The Program engages participants in 17 UNSDG's and 117 SDG targets.
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Innovation in Engineering and Methods Courses: Action research and service learning for just sustainabilities

Working with interdisciplinary, multi-generational participants from government and citizens' organizations, our Living Laboratory approach teaches contents, methods and hands-on learning as students develop solutions for pressing sustainability challenges.
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The George Mason University Honey Bee Initiative

The George Mason University Honey Bee Initiative Description Institution George Mason University Organizations/areas of the university involved Led by School of Business and College of Science but in collaboration with the College of Education and Human Development, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Visual and Performing Arts, College of Health and Human Services, […]

SDGLab Campus UAM

SDGLab Campus UAM Description Institution UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID Organizations/areas of the university involved Sustainability Policy, Operations, Teaching and Research, Community Outreach Country Spain More information… In the month of May of 2018, the Vice-Rector for Campus and Sustainability and the Vice-Rector for Institutional Relations, Social Responsibility and Culture of the Autonomous University of Madrid […]


SLEAK 2.0 is a case study in which three different faculties (theology, occupational therapy, sports) join forces to train life-skills in underprivileged adolescents and their support structures as part of student learning and community outreach. Through sharing interdisciplinary knowledge, collaboration, adaptiveness, and an innovative mind-set, we envision a catalytic, all-encompassing, impact for both staff, student and adolescent.
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Making the makers and innovators for the SDGs

The Geneva Tsinghua Initiative (GTI) is a Sino-Swiss partnership betwwen University of Geneva and Tsinghua University. Through a wide range of innovative education programmes, GTI provides opportunities for students and professionals to solving major societal and environmental challenges based on the SDGs.
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