Emirates News Agency – “AUS” promotes sustainability values ​​in higher education

Sharjah, September 20 / WAM / The American University of Sharjah held a series
Webinars on integrating sustainability initiatives into higher education during
Corona pandemic.

A series of seminars, attended by a group of experts and academics, aims to:
Introducing the faculty and administrative staff and students at the university to another
Research and innovations focused on sustainability in teaching and learning.

Dr. Sonia Bin Jaafar, CEO of the Abdullah Al Ghurair Foundation, confirmed
Education The need to reorient education to be sustainable at the core of jobs
the future by adopting a comprehensive institutional approach and integrating sustainability into the education process
and learning to relate its economic, social and environmental dimensions to students.

And she said that sustainability in higher education institutions is not limited to the inclusion of
Sustainable development goals in school curricula as learning outcomes
Rather, we need to reorient education to be sustainable, and to be
Sustainability is at the heart of future jobs.

In a panel discussion entitled “Incorporating Sustainability Principles into the Classroom,” she emphasized
The importance of helping students develop sustainability thinking, and graduate qualified industry leaders
We are ready to face the challenges of the world and bring about change.

At the conclusion of the seminars, Dr. Susan Maugham, Director of the American University in
Sharjah Our goal is to make our students think about what it means to have a good life
And really look into this question and think about it deeply, away from any aspects
We want our students to master the values ​​of sustainability and to graduate while they are
They are thinking of applying it to their work, because they are the ones who will hold this world accountable
his responsibilities.”

WAM / Alia Al Ali / Muhammad Nabil / Zakaria Mohieldin

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