Sustainable development is the way of the future. To keep up with that, our school led a few of our senior students to attend FutureSake Programme, a 6-day course, held at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 12-17 January 2020. The main aim of this NUS Short-Term Study Programme was to highlight the importance of an interdisciplinary approach for dealing with the challenges of confronting Sustainable Development. Towards this end, professors from various disciplines delivered content on Sustainable Development from different perspectives such as Economics and Sustainable Development, Transformation of Business towards Sustainable Development, Sustainable Resource Use, Sustainable Transport, Smart Technologies, etc.
The students then explored the sustainability dimension of the city of Singapore through case studies. The concepts of Sustainable Engineering and design, Economic Sustainability, Sustainable Transport and Mobility, Sustainable Smart Cities were explained with a real-time example of the city of Singapore. The students were also taken for a walkthrough of the MacRitchie Reservoir to show the importance of green spaces in the urban environment and Singapore’s sustainable water management.
The students had an enriching experience during the first two phases of the course at Hyderabad and Singapore and they are now working on their Sustainability Projects during Phase 3 of the FutureSake Programme. We can’t wait to see what they are going to come up with!