QCU President Spotlights University’s SDG Efforts at THE GSDC 2024 in Thailand

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Dr. Theresita Atienza, President of Quezon City University (QCU), participated as a panelist in one of the Country Stage Sessions at the Times Higher Education Global Sustainable Development Congress (THE GSDC) 2024, held in Bangkok, Thailand on June 13, 2024.

The session, titled “Sustainable Development Goals and Philippine Higher Education Institutions (HEIs),” took place at the Exhibition Hall, Queen Sirikit Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand. It provided an opportunity for selected Philippine HEIs to showcase their efforts in promoting sustainability within the education sector.

Dr. Atienza highlighted QCU’s significant contributions to the SDGs, with a focus on poverty alleviation, innovation promotion, and quality education. She emphasized the university’s partnerships with the Quezon City Local Government, USAID, and other national agencies.

“QCU has dedicated efforts to support our community stakeholders – our students, our partners, and our local government. All of these efforts are in line with our local government’s commitment to sustainability,” Dr. Atienza remarked.

The session aimed to deepen the understanding of promoting sustainability in Philippine higher education institutions by sharing inspiring and actionable solutions aligned with the SDGs. Other session speakers included Dr. Ambrosio Cultura, President of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP); Dr. Jude Duarte, University President of Southern Leyte State University; Dr. Michelle Ong, College President of Mabalacat City College; and Dr. Jonas Villas, Executive Director for Research and Innovation at Leyte Normal University.

These universities were among the 56 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) included in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2024.

The Global Sustainable Development Congress (GSDC) 2024 focused on finding practical solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Organized by Times Higher Education (THE), a globally recognized leader in higher education analysis and rankings, the event fostered collaboration and innovation among universities worldwide.









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