Sustainable Development Goal Labs

Our students tackle solutions to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as set out by the United Nations to address major development challenges for humanity.

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A Highly-Practical Curriculum

With education expressly articulated as one of these goals, a pillar of Valenture Institute’s pedagogy is an action-oriented, transformative approach through an integrated baseline curriculum. Students are equipped with the skills and courage to drive social change for a sustainable future.

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How do our SDG Labs work?

Using the SDGs as a guiding framework, our SDG Labs offer an immersive learning experience, giving students the tools to understand and the courage to drive social change for a sustainable future.

Each lab is aligned to specific SDGs, and students work with a diverse cohort of other students to solve meaningful challenge-driven projects for submission to the annual SDG Action Awards.

The SDG Labs Selection:


    Climate & Energy Lab

    Tackles climate change, and related concerns around energy supply and demand. 

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    Gender & Justice Lab

    Looks at the interdependence of gender inequality and just societies.


    Health & Food Lab

    Addresses global health and food safety concerns.


    Jobs & Industry Lab

    Dissects issues related to employment and the future of work.

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