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Sustainable Development Virtual Programme

With funding support from the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), UCL will be running a virtual programme in collaboration with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai.

During February Reading Week, UCL Study Abroad will be running a virtual programme in collaboration with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai.

The programme will focus on sustainable development through the lens of Mumbai, with online sessions delivered by TISS academics, Mumbai-based field agencies, UCL academic staff and UCL alumni in India. As well as learning about sustainable development and related themes, participants will also work in teams, considering specific Sustainable Development Goals and how they might be achieved in Mumbai.

The week will conclude with a series of student presentations delivered by the different teams that will bring together the participants' new knowledge and understanding of sustainable development as well as their own disciplinary expertise to consider one specific SDG from the Mumbai perspective, with proposals of how that might be tackled locally.

The programme will be open to undergraduates across UCL with an interest in sustainable development. As it is an introductory programme, students from all academic departments will be welcome to apply, and we look forward to welcoming a cohort of students from across the disciplines. A total of 20 places are available.

Dates: 15th - 20th February 2021

The full programme schedule is still to be confirmed, but a draft schedule can be seen below:

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Cost: As the course is funded by UKIERI, there are no programme costs for participating students.

Application: The application deadline has now passed.

Students will be selected on the strength of their applications and their interest in the subject area.

The application deadline is 12pm on Thursday 28th January 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact the Study Abroad team via askUCL.