The United Nations Forum for Advancing SDGs Through Education Abroad Award honors member institutions and organizations whose education abroad programs promote economic, environmental and social sustainability. By recognizing members who have made significant progress towards the SDGs, the forum seeks to inspire the field to contribute to a more sustainable future for all.
Penn State Global was selected by a subcommittee of the Advancing the SDGs working group, chaired by Natalie Cox of Campus France, and will be recognized as the first winner of the award at the forum 18th annual conference, âGlobally Interconnected: New Opportunities and the Challenge of Change,â taking place March 21-25, 2022, in Chicago and online.
âThe UN Sustainable Development Goals represent a powerful framework for learning and understanding the safe, just and equitable advancement of our global society,â said Roger Brindley, vice president of Penn State Global. âAs Penn State strives to provide a wide range of accessible learning opportunities abroad, we have found it very important to make clear links between our global educational experiences and the SDGs. This effort also encouraged Penn State Global to find new and creative ways to weave sustainable practices and awareness throughout our overseas education business across the Commonwealth.