The University for Sustainability's (US) members can have a significant role in developing the next generation of global leaders. Graduates are expected to have competencies that would enable them to work in a globalised environment and make relevant contribution to their respective communities. With the growing pressure to develop global talent, universities are called upon to implement practical and impactful programs that would help them gain the appropriate knowledge and skills. In addition, universities themselves have to enhance their leadership capabilities and build capacity to remain globally competitive.
A mandate of US' strategic framework is to explore collaborative ways of enhancing the global capabilities of member universities' faculty, administrators and students – as well as of their institutions by:
Enhancing their knowledge;
Providing them with international experience;
Enabling them to build networks; and
Bridging them with opportunities.
Activities under this theme comprises internationally hosted workshops that aim to nurture and support the leadership development of students and early career academics by enhancing their international experience through international networking opportunities. These include the Undergraduate Summer Programme, Joint Ph.D. programme, a Doctoral Students Symposium and the Fellows Program. Students and early career academics shall benefit from these initiatives and US shall focus its program objectives to achieve key benefits to member institutions.
With the strategic framework, US is poised to expand its impact and contribution to its members and society at large by exploring different avenues of collaboration through the development of potential and new initiatives. These include a leadership program, mechanisms to support various global mobility and exchange programmes of US member universities and other partner institutions and a student leaders’ forum among others.
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