The APRU SDG Education for Global Citizenship (SDG4GC) is an intercultural, transdisciplinary, and interactive program that fosters global citizenship among students from up to 60 universities in 20 economies across the Pacific Rim. Co-designed by six core-partner universities in collaboration with the United Nations (UN), the program builds knowledge of global issues and global literacy among students. This is achieved through learning about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), exploring in-depth some of the world’s biggest challenges, and proposing solutions using a framework for collaborative development of social innovation prototypes. The program places critical importance in introducing locally embedded unique case studies among the network members to help students develop a broad array of perspectives and deepen understanding of the SDGs.
In the 2024 program, SDG4GC will conduct a hybrid program under the umbrella theme of “Shaping the Future of Health & Wellbeing.” The program will explore the many dimensions of wellbeing including social, cultural, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, mental, physical, and economic. By drawing on multiple disciplines and practices, the program aims to build a strong sense of global citizenship toward resilient global communities.
The 2024 program is chaired by Chulalongkorn University with Universiti Malaya as Vice-Chair. In partnership with the UN, it is co-designed with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Kyushu University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Simon Fraser University.