Example 6. Sustainability education at NTU Singapore.

Nanyang Technological University’s online sustainability course (GC0001: Introduction to Sustainability, Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions) was introduced in 2014 as a project created and managed by NTU’s Sustainable Earth Office (SEO), and has run every year since then. It’s mandatory for all entering first year students (nearly 6000 every year) to be completed during their first year of studies. In addition to providing a common foundation in sustainability, and for motivating and exciting students, the three pillars framework was influential in creating the content to introduce and connect key topics related to technology, laws and governance, and economic markets. Several traditional disciplines and Schools, alongside translational research centers, created the modules:

Module 1 Sustainability and Earth, Environmental and Ecological Systems

(Earth Observatory of Singapore―EOS)

Module 2 Sustainable Energy

(Energy Research Institute @ NTU―ERI@N)

Module 3 Prosperity and Economic Growth within Ecological Boundaries

(Division of Economics―HSS)

Module 4 Sustainable Water Management, Urban Infrastructure, Built Environment

(Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute―NEWRI)

Module 5 Sustainable Business, and the Role of Finance and Incentives

(Nanyang Business School―NBS)

Module 6 The Political Economy of Sustainability

(S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies―RSIS)