Goal 4: Quality Education

goal 4 quality education

The fourth Sustainable Development Goal is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all


17 modules have intended learning outcomes directly relating to this goal, and 3,627 students have the opportunity to choose these modules.


32 articles relating to this goal were published in Scopus between 2013 and 2018, and 319 articles were 'cited by' in Scopus.

What we’re doing (University activity)

London to Leicester Partnership

The London to Leicester partnership scheme has been going over three years with 17 schools and colleges around Greater London based on student Polar3 postcodes. The L2L partners are empowered to select a student who has chosen UoL as their firm choice University to receive a University of Leicester scholarship, a travel grant of £500 to come to our Taster Conference in June and priority access to our information, advice and guidance. The scheme has proved to be extremely popular - we have seen an increase of around 60% in applications and registrations from these schools and colleges.

Concepts in Sustainable Development Online Course

3,343 people worldwide registered for the Concepts in Sustainable Development MOOC (massive open online course), a multi-disciplinary look at sustainable development and touches on topics such as complexity, entropy and inequalities. The course ran over 6 weeks with content being delivered by a series of short video lectures, articles and external resources for further learning. The course was open to the general public and was accessed through FutureLearn, which allowed a global audience. This resulted in an engaging discussion in the comments section after every step.

Courses/modules relating to the goal

Life Sciences

Science and Engineering

Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Business - Economics

Business - Management

Media & Communication

Politics and International Relations