The challenges of our time: how to understand them and seek solutions?
The Minor in Global Challenges brings together students and professors from around the world to debate the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on Inequalities.
What is the course?
The Minor in Global Challenges is an interdisciplinary program that complements the student’s major, and it is offered entirely in a foreign language (English, Spanish, and French). Its courses revolve around a common topic, namely, Global Inequalities. The student who completes the program receives a certificate of his studies.
What is a Minor?
It is a complementary program of studies, tuition-free, whose objective is to offer an addition to the student’s main training, expanding their knowledge, skills, and opportunities for a better professional position.
Who can take the course?
Undergraduate and graduate students at UFF as well as students from foreign partner institutions.
Who promotes this Minor?
This Minor is an International Cooperation Office in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Affairs and the Office of Research, Graduate Affairs, and Innovation. With transversal characteristics, the program involves professors from multiple teaching departments at UFF, from Undergraduate to Graduate Programs.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals comprise a UN global action plan for the sustainable and socially balanced development of the contemporary world. They cover social and economic development issues in multiple areas of critical importance to humanity and the planet, seeking to realize equality and human rights.
They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social, and environmental.