A US-based university refocuses its efforts on ethics, social responsibility, service and sustainability as part of its issue-centered learning courses. One of their programs strongly encourages students to draw on knowledge and experience from all backgrounds when addressing complex issues, as well as promoting a transdisciplinary approach amongst faculty members and postgraduate students. Institution: Bentley University Country: [...]
A US university provides a service to society by blending scientific research, education and practical solutions, while helping support companies towards stewardship by bringing together the people and tools needed to address some of the world’s most difficult problems, from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease and the sustainable use of resources. Institution: Columbia University [...]
The degree of innovation in technologies that enables the creation, transmission, distribution, deployment, application and use of education is rapidly expanding. In January 2012 one of the largest global textbook publishers announced a partnership that plans to offer more data-driven and individualized courses, utilizing technology to enable personalised learning that reduces the need for a middle-man, [...]
A joint venture between a Swiss University and company offers courses on CSR and Sustainability aimed at business executives with a strong focus on interactivity and business concerns. Because it is a demand-led course facilitated by a private company required changes to the curriculum can be made at short notice.
A US MBA Program has as its centerpiece a practicum where student teams build businesses at the Bottom of the Pyramid. They view those at the Bottom of the Pyramid as customers and partners, rather than charity cases, and build businesses to meet their needs and solve environmental problems. Students work on these ventures for all 18 months of the program, including 8-10 weeks abroad during the summer semester. Many of these student ventures continue after graduation.
Three deans from at a US Polytechnic Institute teach a course that engages undergraduates in exploring the application of innovation and entrepreneurship in addressing the world’s great problems. The deans from Humanities, Engineering and Business co-instruct the course that also involves guest speakers, case studies and individual and team exercises.