Bhutan+Nepal Higher Education for accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals (B+NESDG)



November 15, 2020 to November 14, 2023


Project Partners:

  1. 1. Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain
  2. 2. Riga Technical University, LatviaHellenic Open University, Greece
  3. 3. Jigme Namgyel Engineering College, Bhutan
  4. 4. Sagarmatha Engineering College, Nepal
  5. 5. Nepal Engineering College, Nepal
  6. 6. Kathmandu University, Nepal
  7. 7. Pokhara University, Nepal
  8. 8. Mid-Western University, Nepal
  9. 9. Far-Western University, Nepal



•   To increase the quality of tertiary education through a capacity building holistic approach of 6 Higher Education Institutions (HEI) on Sustainable Development (SD) to facilitate the accomplishment of relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bhutan and Nepal, modernizing partnership HEIs to be more internationally recognized and competitive. 


Specific Objectives:

•    Sustainable University: Capacity building to create a whole institution approach aimed at mainstreaming sustainability into all aspects of the educational institution. Reinforcing the capabilities of the institutions to support the country on accomplishing SDGs, turning the university into an institution fostering sustainable development, inclusion and social commitment. 

•    Integrating Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) within the participants HEIs through and inclusive and equitable quality educational approach. Contributing to modernize and update the pedagogical framework and to equip learners with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to be responsible global citizens.    

•    Capacity building for the university community (technical/administrative and managerial staff, educators and students).  

•    Inclusiveness and mitigating gender disparities in tertiary education. 

•    Establishing a long lasting international cooperation and national/regional partnership to accomplish in two low income countries (Nepal and Bhutan) the SDGs through ESD in HEIs. 

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