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GSS PREVIEW | Masterclass 4: Tsinghua University and Sustainable Development

1. 课程主题及简介 Theme and Introduction


Tsinghua University and Sustainable Development


In September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), was approved by the United Nations. This global agenda aims to lead countries in their efforts to eradicate all forms of poverty, achieve equality and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. The SDGs set the direction for global development and international collaboration and outline a blueprint for a prosperous and sustainable world. Universities shoulder multiple responsibilities, including talent training, research, social service, cultural inheritance and innovation, and international exchange and cooperation. They not only provide vital knowledge and solutions to help realize the SDGs, but also a platform to mobilize and take action. This lecture aims to illustrate how Tsinghua University, in performing its functions as a university, strives to contribute to the campus-wide, nationwide, and worldwide implementation of the SDGs.

2. 特约教授/学者简介 Special Invited Professor/Scholar


Xufeng ZHU is a Professor and Associate Dean at the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) and Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development Goals, Tsinghua University (TUSDG), Deputy Director of the Science & Technology Development and Governance Center, Tsinghua University (TUSTDG), and Director of the Think Tank Research Center of the SPPM. Dr. ZHU earned his bachelor’s degree in environment engineering and doctor’s degree in public management from Tsinghua University in 2000 and 2005 respectively. His research interests include public policy theories, Science & Technology policy, environment and climate policy, and public governance in transitional China. He serves as General Secretary of the China Public Management Association and Co-Chair of the SDG working committee of the NASPAA. He also serves as Regional Editor, Associate Editor, or Editorial board member in over ten international journals.

3. 学术支持单位介绍 Academic Support Department 


The School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) of Tsinghua University was founded in 2000 and is the first graduate school of public administration in China. The School’s mission is to become a world-class institution that actively engages in teaching, research, and consultation of global public affairs. In 2013, the school’s MPA program became the first internationally certified public management master’s program by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) outside the United States. In 2017, the professional degree education of public administration at Tsinghua University was awarded A+.

Over the last 20 years, the school has built a diverse, interdisciplinary faculty team, which currently consists of over 60 faculty members working in the fields of public policy and governance, public management, NGO studies, and global governance. The school currently offers four programs taught in Chinese, including Master of Management, Doctoral, Master of Public Administration, and Minor Bachelor’s Degree programs, and seven Master’s programs taught in English, including MPA in International Development (MID), International MPA (IMPA), MPA in International Development and Governance (MIDG), Master of Public Policy for Sustainable Development Goals (MPP-SDG), IMPA in Big data for Public and Global Governance (IMPA-BDG), IMPA in the Belt and Road Initiative (IMPA-BRI) and IMPA for Future Leaders (IMPA-FL) program.


The 2021 Tsinghua Global Summer School will be held from June 28 to July 6, themed Innovation for Sustainable Development. There will be more than 1,000 outstanding young students from all over the world participating in the courses online.