Our planet faces daunting challenges and human civilisation faces an existential crisis. Requisite to the challenges we face, the University for Sustainability embraces a mission to accelerate a just and humanitarian transformation to global sustainable development with challenge-driven education, scientific research and innovation. But to attract the finest minds, and give them the resources they need, we need the world’s support. We need your support.
Philanthropy fuels our forward progress and furthers our mission. Initiatives such as those indicated below are made possible by University donors touch the lives of individuals around the world.
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In celebration of our foundation, the University for Sustainability launched the Founder's Fund to support the development of the University. Donors supporting this Fund at levels above $250,000 will receive special recognition and invited to participate in high level forums. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact the University's Director of Development.
Sustainable Development Research Fund
Donations designated for this fund will support various efforts that directly support high-impact research programming at the University, including funds for faculty, an internships for postgraduate students, field trips, and more. If you are uncertain about which program to support, we will work with you to find the right fit for your contribution.
Synergizing expertise from across its global ecosystem, the Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development Centre (AI4SDC) is a flagship initiative of the University for Sustainability. Its vision is a future in which data science is harnessed safely and responsibly. Its mission is to accelerate discovery, development and adoption of artificial intelligence innovation for sustainable development and humanitarian action. To learn more about the AI4SDC please contact the University for Sustainability's Director of Development.
International Students-at-Risk Fund
The world is witness to an unprecedented level of displacement with nearly 20 people being displaced every minute. Among them are hundreds of thousands of post-graduate students seeking to reconnect to their studies.
In response to this global education emergency; committed to the United Nations Institute for Training Research "Declaration on University Global Engagement", the University for Sustainability is developing with partner organisations an International Students-at-Risk Network (ISRNet). It enables conflict- and violence-displaced and refugee students to connect with educational opportunities so they may continue formal post-graduate studies with member institutes of the University for Sustainability. Your donation will help these students to lead with dignity independent and self-determined lives. If you would like to learn more about the ISRNet Fund, please contact the University for Sustainability's Director of Development.
President's Discretionary Fund
Doctoral Student Symposium
The Symposium is one of the University for Sustainability's initiatives. At the Symposium, participants present their research projects and engage on a range of topics grouped under an annual theme. Using a multidisciplinary approach, participants gain fresh perspectives and innovative ideas from peers from related or different fields of studies.
The Symposium aims to provide doctoral students with a platform to discuss their career aspirations and pathways, offers a supportive venue for constructive peer critique of ongoing research efforts. The Symposium culminates with the award of a Prize for Excellence in Sustainable Development Research.
To learn more about how you can support this opportunity, please contact the University's Director of Development.
The University for Sustainability offers fellowships opportunities to scholars to conduct interdisciplinary sustainable development research. Fellowships starting at $50,000 per year can be named by the donor. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact the University's Director of Development.
* Contribute to the Federico Mayor Zaragoza research Chair for Peace and Sustainability
The Federico Mayor Zaragoza research chair for Peace and Sustainability was created in honour of the former UNESCO Director General and honorary member of the University's Board of Directors in partial recognition of his life long contributions. To learn more about this philanthropic opportunity, please contact the University's Director of Development.
* contribute to THE FEDERICO MAYOR ZARAGOZA PRIZE FOR A PH.D. THESIS ON PEACE AND SUSTAINABILITY
The Federico Mayor Zaragoza prize for a PhD thesis on Peace and Sustainability was created in honour of the former UNESCO Director General and honorary member of the University's Board of Directors in partial recognition of his life long contributions.
Named scholarship programmes
Trauma Informed Care SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR TrAUMA iNFORMED CARE for internally-displaced persons, refugees and asylum seekers
Mental health workers and doctors report that thousands of refugee children displaced by war suffer from severe psychological trauma. “I have seen children here with catatonic symptoms. Many of them have stopped speaking, others cannot move their hands or fingers. They just freeze.” says Ukrainian doctor Viktor Balandin. Many survivors and witnesses of the ongoing horrors in Ukraine are deeply traumatized. Theirs is a tragically global plight.
The University for Sustainability welcomes donations to fund scholarships for the enrollment of practicing mental healthcare professionals in a Trauma Informed Care programme offered with the University's Italian partner organisations including the world renown Person Centered Approach Institute.
This continuing education programme is designed for practicing mental healthcare professionals who seek updating and life-long learning. The scholarship provides enrolled students with a free, certificate-bearing, Master's level educational course. The English-language course will provide online and face to face on-site instructional workshops in Turin and Rome, Italy.
The Trauma Informed Care programme is recognized by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education, University and Research of Italy.
When you donate to support the Trauma Informed Care programme, you become a force for good! Your contribution will help empower and restore displaced persons asylum-seekers, refugees, and people on the frontlines of the world’s most pressing crises.
The University for Sustainability is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organisation registered in the United States of America and operating worldwide.
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