Sustainable Development Goals

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


19 modules have intended learning outcomes directly relating to this goal, and 2,012 students have the opportunity to choose these modules.


27 articles relating to this goal were published in Scopus between 2015 and 2019, and 86 articles were 'cited by' in Scopus.

What we’re doing (University activity)

Concepts in Sustainable Development Online Course

Over 13,000 people worldwide have enrolled onto 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. This 6 week course delivers content through a series of short video lectures, articles and external resources for further learning. The course is open to the general public and is accessed through FutureLearn, which allows for a global audience to enable engaging discussions in the comments section after every step.

University of Sanctuary

In officially becoming a University of Sanctuary in 2018, the University provides opportunities to involve staff and students in supporting asylum seekers and refugees as well as actively involving refugees and asylum seekers in University life. Our Sanctuary Seekers’ Unit helps refugees and asylum seekers with language skills and also offers Sanctuary Scholarships.

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

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