The prime task of a university is knowledge transfer and teaching students. Considering the challenges society is facing, TU Delft adjusts the education offered on campus continuously to new areas. The Education team works on implementing sustainability in the different educational programme types.
Interpreting and engaging with the world
Education for sustainability develops the knowledge, skills, ethical values, world-views and sense of responsibility necessary for students to act in ways that contribute to a sustainable world and sustainable patterns of living. It enables individuals and communities to reflect on ways of interpreting and engaging with the world.
Education for sustainability is future oriented, focussing on protecting the environment and creating a more ecologically and socially just world through informed action. Such action requires systems thinking with consideration of environmental, social, cultural and economic aspects as well as their interdependence.
The TU Delft graduate
Following this definition means that our graduates are able to critically evaluate the impact of engineering solutions, regarding sustainability in its entirety. A TU Delft graduate is therefore competent to implement gained skills and knowledge into their engineering practices and subsequently contribute to climate action.
A roadmap for education for sustainability is being developed on three levels: fundamentals of sustainability (a base layer for all courses), discipline-specific sustainability (courses made specific for every discipline), and interdisciplinary sustainability (inter-faculty and inter-university courses that serve overarching themes).