Mapping the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the curriculum

Reviews of the Business School and School of Geosciences have taken place.

The University of Edinburgh has made commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Strategy 2030.

Business School mapping

Mapping the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the University Curriculum. Prepared by Sarah Kate Reid. Published April 2020


The objectives of the curriculum mapping project, carried out from April 2019 to April 2020, were to:

  1.  review the UG and PG curriculum at the Business School,
  2.  identify courses engaging with the SDGs at this school,
  3. share our method and findings to establish the groundwork for more frequent reviews, and
  4. connect staff, students, and academic faculty to support further dissemination of the SDGs at the University of Edinburgh

The project was undertaken in 2018 & 2019 by Sarah Kate Read, Sustainable Development Goals and Curriculum Mapping Assistant Intern, with support from students and staff.

School of Geosciences mapping

During the 2019-20 academic year, the University of Edinburgh committed to implementing more sustainable programmes and projects through Strategy 2030. With these commitments in mind, expanding teaching on sustainable topics has never been more opportune. The Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability established this Curriculum Review project to identify teaching related to the Sustainable Development Goals in a target school’s curriculum. This report is on the School of GeoSciences, our second case study school, in the College of Science & Engineering.

The objectives of this review were to:

  1. Review the UG and PG curriculum in the School of GeoSciences
  2. Identify courses engaging with the SDGs at this school
  3. Engage with academics on support for delivering SDGs in the curriculum

This report was undertaken in 2020 by Rachel Chisholm, Project Coordinator: Student Engagement, with support from staff.

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