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The Sustainable Development Goals in Education

As a university, we have a particular commitment to educate the next generation. The Sustainable Development Goals provide a framework for students and educators to understand the cross-cutting impact of CMU courses, with a focus on experiential learning. We have developed an interactive site for the CMU community to search and identify how their courses are contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals, and we provide resources for educators to use in the classroom.


Visualizing CMU Classes to Sustainable Development Goals

This Tableau represents all 14,351 CMU courses from fall 2019 to fall 2021 mapped to the relevant Sustainable Development Goals, based on course descriptions provided by the Registrar. Courses like internships, research, and seminars that do not include information about topics covered are mapped to Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals. The center table lists the most relevant courses for each Sustainable Development Goal.

This is a beta-version automated system, based on a set of keywords, and we are in the process of reviewing the results with a group of instructors. As we engage instructors, the system will be refined to more accurately represent coursework. If you have comments, suggestions, questions, or feedback, please contact

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