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Education for the SDGs
Does your university as a body have a commitment to meaningful education around the SDGs across the university?
Our approach(sdg17-06)
As a university, we are dedicated to achieving the goal of sustainable development, and we have adopted relevant educational measures through the organisation of meaningful educational activities.
For example, to increase the accessibility of higher education, in recent years, we have improved the mechanism of assisting disadvantaged students to effectively foster social mobility through implementing the ‘Flying Eagle Programme: Every eagle should fly’. The focus and expected benefits of the programme are as follows:
1. Programme focus
First year (2018): Open the gates to the university by setting up a channel that prioritises the encouragement of disadvantaged students to enrol in our university.
Second year (2019): Improve the current mechanism of academic counselling by actively assisting students struggling with their studies to increase their learning motivation, and integrating professional counselling resources to improve the referral services provided by the Lighthouse Academy, and to provide personal and academic counselling according to students’ needs.
Third year (2020): Set the quota for prioritised candidates of low-income disadvantaged students for the teacher training scholarship.
Fourth year (2021): Close the gap between urban and rural education through persistently caring for and assisting disadvantaged students from rural areas, expanding the resources team that assists rural students, and improving the planning of academic counselling courses.
Fifth year (2022): Establish a remedial teaching resources centre to co-ordinate and plan students’ learning strategies and deal with remedial teaching within the university, in order to prevent students from not being able to receive counselling due to financial reasons.
2. Expected benefits
1. Project funds will enable disadvantaged students to attend the university without any financial burden
2. The Wooden Pallet Passage will secure places for disadvantaged students to increase their enrolment in the university
3. The Lighthouse Academy will provide immediate care and assistance
4. Personalised academic support services will be provided to students with special needs
5. Holistic care will be provided to disadvantaged students throughout their entire learning experience

3. Programme details
1. Provide more opportunities for the enrolment of disadvantaged students
(1) The situation of recruiting disadvantaged students
(2) The number of disadvantaged students with different educational backgrounds and limited opportunities for attending the university
(3) The mechanism for recruiting disadvantaged students: 1. set up an independent pathway for recruiting students with chronic physical and mental disorders; 2. increase the additional quota for aboriginal students each year; 3. take measures for helping disadvantage students to participate in the admission tests; 4. waive admission test fees and subsidise transport fees; and 5. assist in academic counselling provided to disadvantaged students from rural high schools
2. Support mechanism for disadvantaged students and external funding: We actively raise funds from external sources for the counselling mechanism for disadvantaged students to aid their development.

In addition, we promote and provide meaningful education on the sustainable environmental development through the Higher Education SPROUT Programme. The details are as follows:
1. Offer training courses on ‘local environmental issues’: Offer special courses such as Landscape Beautification of the Changhua Area, Cultural Heritage Preservation and Revitalisation, Education on Environmental Protection for Sustainability, and Creative Writing in Changhua (USR-A2 ‘Wind, Sun, Water, Earth: Fangyuan Reborn’)
2. Offer training courses on ‘local industries’: Through cross-sector collaboration, we offer in-service training courses, including special courses such as the Industry 4.0 Special Course (USR-B1 ‘Sustainable and Value-Added Smart industries in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park’), Brand Building and Operations Special Course (USR-A3 ‘Sustainable Operation of the Sock Manufacturing Industry in Shetou Township’), and ‘Sustainable Operation and Feature Shaping of Local Industries’
3. Improve the courses and teachings on the smart use of green energy in Changhua: Offer courses on the innovative practices of the smart use of green energy and train professionals certified in green electricity
4. Establish think-tanks and human resources platforms in the four areas of humanistic care, environmental protection, local industries, and green energy
Form professional services teams to help resolve local issues
1. Form a local humanistic care team (USR-A1 ‘Learning the Changhua Culture As We Go’)
2. Form a sustainable environment professional services team (USR-A2 ‘Wind, Sun, Water, Earth: Fangyuan Reborn’)
3. Form a care team for sustainably operating industries (USR-A3 ‘Sustainable Operation of the Sock Manufacturing Industry in Shetou Township’)
4. Form an industry care innovative R&D team (USR-B1 ‘Sustainable and Value-added Smart Industries in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park’)
Establish industry, academia, and government collaboration in the four areas of humanistic care, environmental protection, local industries, and green energy
1. Industry, academia, and government collaboration and co-operation in humanistic care
2. Industry, academia, and government collaboration and co-operation on resource integration in environmental issues
3. Industry, academia, and government collaboration and co-operation in local industries
4. Industry, academia, and government collaboration and co-operation in the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park
5. Industry, academia, and government collaboration and co-operation on promoting the smart use of green energy
(1) Hold discussion forums on the smart use of green energy
(2) Train seed teachers who are certified in green electricity
(3) Establish county-level green energy and self-made education development centres
6. Promote social practice in action
Together, the colleges of the University, Office of International Affairs, Centre of Teaching Excellence, Environment Education Centre, Teacher Training Centre, Science Education Centre, College of Extension Education, etc. will provide the most well-rounded education in accordance with the goals of sustainable development education.