Open T-Shape for Sustainable Development (OpenT4SD)

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Open T-Shape for Sustainable Development
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Project Abstract
One consequence of rapid technological development is that technical courses of study in particular are becoming increasingly specialised. At the same time, there is a growing need for interdisciplinary skills among graduates in order to cope with the global challenges of the future, such as climate, hunger, protection of animals and the environment, etc. However, universities usually lack the corresponding flexible curricular structures to meet these requirements. The development project offers an answer to this problem with the conception, implementation and transfer of a cross-university, open and digitally accessible T-Shape model using the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals as an example. The T-Shape model allows for an interdisciplinary complement (transversal of the "T") to a disciplinary study programme (base of the "T"). Another special feature of the project is its openness: all educational content offered is freely accessible and openly licensed. Every higher education institution can contribute to the creation of the content, every higher education institution can use the educational content, everyone can use the educational offers for personal development and qualification.