A Novel System, Method and Perspective Plan for the Assessments of Higher Education’s Progress Towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Volume 7 Issue 4 (October 2022)
Ali Mohammad Ghulam
Pages: 219-231 Download Count : 171 View Count: 260 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.1112634 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


As the education for Sustainable Development is recognized as an integral element of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on quality education and a key enabler of all other SDGs. Therefore, this research article is primarily focused on the roles and responsibilities of the Higher education systems and in the same direction a unique novel System, Method and Perspective Plan in the form of a Project is proposed that will help any country in creating a Global Knowledge Hub which will act as a data service provider for the common people, for the researchers, for the Ministry, for each Institution and for the UN body to reflect exactly the contributions made so far through the Higher Education Systems and what are its' outcomes, and how our Higher Education Systems are helping in achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and their targets. In this paper, some other UN-SDGs related information are also cited based on the published documents in a sequential and systematical manner that will help to any reader/researcher/audience to understand better about the mission, vision and objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, what are the roles and responsibilities of the Higher Education Systems in the same context till 2030 and onwards with constant approach, what are the initiatives have been taken so far and also what initiatives are being undertaken now. Some suggestive measures and about convergence are also suggested. Discussed in details about the SDG Index & Dashboards and finally about the major thrust areas. All the information cited here are properly mentioned in the references column.

Keywords

  • Higher education
  • UN sustainable development goals
  • contribution through higher education
  • assessments of contributions through higher education
  • a unique novel system proposed assessment method
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