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Education for Sustainable Development

When we talk about sustainability, we’re not just talking about plastics. For PCU, sustainable development is a complete philosophy connecting society, the economy, the environment and educational values. We want to help make the world better for future generations, matching our educational objective of lifelong learning.

We take our direction from this sentence in a key UNESCO report of 2019:

“ESD empowers learners to take informed decisions and responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society, for present and future generations, while respecting cultural diversity… It is about lifelong learning, and is an integral part of quality education.”
UNESCO, 2019

What is ESD at Prague City University?

  • not solely about environmental issues, but about the connections between economic, social and environmental factors
  • a lens that permits us to look critically at how the world is and to envisage how it might be and equips us to deliver that vision
  • a way to develops competencies, skills and values linking subject knowledge across all academic disciplines to create and pursue visions of a better world
    Adapted from “Education for Sustainable Development”, QAA, 2021

BSc Computing student writes app to help refugees

Ahmed Ebeid completed his Bachelor’s degree in Computing at Prague College (now PCU). We asked him about his work for his BSc thesis which was the development of a web app to assist volunteer groups working with refugees in Germany.

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Master's Future Design student designs self-sustained energy system for cities

Zhyldyz's project envisages a future in which energy systems in cities are more interconnected but also more self-sufficient. Her project proposes a citywide, multi scale energy network that collects, distributes, and stores natural resources and energy, creating exchanges that reduce waste and emissions and thereby resemble an ecosystem.