Over the course of two academic years, the Campus Global Theme program identifies a topic linked to one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and connects the entire UC Davis community in discussion, learning, discovery and action that is personally, academically and professionally significant.
Below are some UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) opportunities (events, competitions, courses, and funding) for Fall 2021. Please share widely and always feel free to reach out with questions and ideas about UC Davis SDG engagement.
UC Davis celebrates a milestone as it welcomes its 300th Humphrey Fellow, part of its 30th cohort of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The prestigious program brings accomplished mid-career professionals from countries around the world to universities throughout the United States. Twelve fellows from across the globe are spending the 2021-22 academic year in Davis strengthening their professional skills, improving their leadership abilities, and engaging in meaningful collaboration and virtual connections across campus.
Aligning with its mission as a public, land-grant, and comprehensive research university, UC Davis has launched its first-ever Voluntary University Review (VUR) of its engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UC Davis launched its first Voluntary University Review to support our university’s role as a public land-grant institution in advancing this important agenda for humankind. UC Davis Global Affairs, Sustainability, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are spearheading this effort.
Global Affairs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Internship
In September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by UN Member States. Central to the Agenda is the set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which define a plan of action for people, planet, and prosperity to be undertaken by all countries until the year 2030.
As part of the six-week 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship, UC Davis Fellows participated in Ignite Talks, a series of three-to-five-minute speeches delivered by the Fellows regarding their specific professional projects, future plans, and inspirational advice they feel the world could benefit from.
In June 2020, Universitas 21 (U21) named UC Davis among the winners of its inaugural Global Education Enhancement Fund. Through this grant, UC Davis partnered with Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico to create a framework for teaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Global Classroom modules.
From future policymakers to energy conversation scientists, this year’s Fellows were a diverse cohort coming from vastly different yet equally impressive backgrounds. They are eager to continue to engage with the UC Davis community, and with one another, to further make substantial global change. Let us introduce you to just a few of them!
Global Affairs invites expressions of interest from UC Davis faculty interested in developing an international virtual course collaboration with partners at universities abroad to support the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).