Goal 11: Learning and students

The University’s learning and student activities play a key role in our approach to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Here’s a wider showcase of our work addressing Goal 11.

Sustainable Cities MOOC

Our academics have contributed to a free massive open online course (MOOC) developed with Lund University, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.

83,000 students around the world have used this to explore key trends of urbanisation and sustainability and apply this in advancing sustainability in cities around the world.

University Living Lab

Our University Living Lab applies the energy and expertise of students to real-world sustainability challenges by developing student projects with external organisations linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Study programmes

As tomorrow’s professionals, students at Manchester are learning how to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

For example, undergraduate Environmental Management students and master’s students in our Global Development Institute explore the challenges in creating green infrastructure in cities that is resilient to climate change.