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Columbia University offers MOOC on The Age of Sustainable Development

The Age of Sustainable Development" gives students an understanding of the key challenges and pathways to sustainable development. The course has a total duration of 14 weeks and covers topics such as "What is Sustainable Development?", "Inequality Around the World, "The MDGs and the End of Extreme Poverty", "Human Rights and Gender Equality", "Universal Health Coverage", "Sustainable Food Supply and the End of Hunger" and "Curbing Climate Change".

Columbia University is inviting students from all over the world to participate in their free Massive Open Online Course on “The Age of Sustainable Development” starting on 21 November. For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world.

The Age of Sustainable Development” gives students an understanding of the key challenges and pathways to sustainable development. The course has a total duration of 14 weeks and covers topics such as “What is Sustainable Development?”, “Inequality Around the World, “The MDGs and the End of Extreme Poverty”, “Human Rights and Gender Equality”, “Universal Health Coverage”, “Sustainable Food Supply and the End of Hunger” and “Curbing Climate Change”.

The course is taught entirely in English with Chinese subtitles and requires a time committment of about 2 hours per module (28 hours in total). Students who pass all graded assignments and pay the fee to verify their identity are eligibe to obtain a verified certificate. Students who do not wish to obtain a certificate can take part in this course for free.

The Age of Sustainable Development was rated excellent with 4.8 out of 5 points by students of previous sessions of this course.

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