BINUS International Office

Enhancing Faculty Capacity with the UN SDGs Open Pedagogy Summit – Asia Chapter in Jakarta, 2024

Jakarta, 6 June – The UN SDGs Open Pedagogy Summit – ASIA Chapter, held on June 4-5, 2024, marked a significant step in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in higher education. Hosted by BINUS University in partnership with Montgomery College, the summit aimed to enhance faculty capacity in integrating SDGs into various academic disciplines.

Over 30 participants, including faculty members from the Nusantara Higher Education Network (NUNI) and Passage to ASEAN (P2A), engaged in this proactive initiative. The workshop provided valuable insights into best practices for SDG integration, offering diverse materials and creative approaches to foster student expression and interdisciplinary collaboration.

“Integrating SDGs into our curriculum reflects our commitment to equipping our faculty with the knowledge and tools to inspire students to become active contributors to sustainable development,” stated Dr. Nelly, S.Kom., M.M., CSCA, Rector of BINUS University.

The role of faculty in delivering high-quality education is a core commitment of BINUS University, ensuring that students understand the importance of sustainability practices. This initiative aims to produce graduates who can make significant contributions and impacts in their respective fields.

Following the workshop, faculty members will plan assignments for the upcoming academic year, actively engaging in reflective practices about their classroom experiences and student feedback. BINUS University, together with Shinta Hernandez, Ph.D, Dr. Michael Mils, and Dr. Gadis Arivia Effendi from Montgomery College, will continue to support faculty in this ongoing process.

Integrating SDGs not only elevates educational quality but also contributes to a broader global effort to achieve sustainable development. This aligns with BINUS University’s mission to empower society and build the nation through education.