Advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Higher Education

Advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Higher Education

Education is central to a sustainable global future. In fact, the United Nations has identified access to “inclusive and equitable quality education, and (the promotion of) lifelong learning opportunities for all” as #4 of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be realized by 2030¹.

Higher Education institutions are challenged to design and lead initiatives to help their societies achieve SDGs through research, teaching and learning, partnerships, and campus operations. In effect, these institutions are primed to become incubators and accelerators for SDGs.

As an OISE professional learning Fellow, you’ll cultivate the expertise, innovative administrative thinking, wide-ranging project management skills and sustainability-focused growth mindset required to define, integrate, operationalize, and advance SDGs within a higher education context.

The Fellowship focuses on SDG 4: Quality Education, a foundational element for addressing all the other SDG goals. SDG 4 proposes that inclusive, equitable, and encompassing learning opportunities – from childhood to old age – can ensure a sustainable future.


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What You'll Learn

Build your educational leadership capacity through a guided self-designated learning process and explore innovative approaches to the implementation of SDGs.

You’ll  participate in training sessions to develop your project design and research skills and connect with other Fellows in your cohort to enrich your learning experience. You’ll  also engage with speakers, executives, and mentors who will enhance your professional network.

By the end of the Fellowship, you’ll be equipped to apply what you’ve learned in the form of an SDG implementation plan, recommendation, or other project at your institution.

Program Overview

The Professional Learning Fellowship is designed to be completed within 14 weeks to earn a Master’s Certificate of Completion.

Program Length

14 weeks


Online (asynchronous and synchronous elements)

Class Size

Under 20 Fellows

Course Duration

14 weeks


8-10 hours per week (120 hours total)

Total Investment

$4,398 (HST exempt)

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