Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and carbon neutrality in seven global leading cities: A cross-cultural and trans-institutional community-based teaching and learning initiative

  • Mah, Daphne (Chief Investigator)
  • Chan, Mau-hing (Co-Investigator)
  • Choi, Byron (Co-Investigator)
  • Lo, Kevin (Co-Investigator)
  • Moorehouse, Benjamin Luke (Co-Investigator)
  • Deng, Lifeng (Co-Investigator)
  • Fuller, Sara (Co-Investigator)
  • Huang, Liling (Co-Investigator)
  • Kim, Hana (Co-Investigator)
  • McLellan, Ben (Co-Investigator)
  • Roger-Fogg, Laura (Co-Investigator)
  • Siu, Alice (Co-Investigator)

Project: Teaching

Project Details


The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become the guiding principle for sustainability policies around the world. In the higher education sector, HKBU and its counterparts both locally and globally have been actively engaging students to explore how universities can play an important role in realising these goals. Energy– which requires transformation in the ways we consume energy and produce energy – is a strategic sector which is highly relevant to at least six of the key SDGs. However, the effectiveness of engaging university students across the tertiary institutions varies significantly with the existence of many limitations. There is also a lack of a systematic model to guide effective student engagement in the higher education in the context of sustainable energy transitions. This project aims to develop a comprehensive programme of blended learning initiatives on engaging about 160 university students (about 110 HKBU students and 50 overseas students) from seven global cities (Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Taipei, Seoul, Kyoto, Sydney, Bristol) in a transdisciplinary smart energy research-led community-based research project.
Effective start/end date1/12/2331/01/25