With the help of the following survey, we would like to find out to what extent essential aspects of SDG 8 for the promotion of good work and employment are represented in the study programs of your university and beyond. For this purpose, we ask on the one hand about knowledge content and skills that are of central importance for the design of good work and employment. On the other hand, we are interested in the generic qualifications taught in your study programmes.
Please note the following before you start:
1. In a first step, select the study program that covers essential content aspects of SDG 8 and/or provides generic qualifications. If possible, please refer to your current program.
2. In a second step, please focus on the part of your study program (e.g. a course or certain modules of a course) that is particularly dedicated to the content or generic qualifications related to SDG 8.
To make it easier for you, we have selected the following SDG 8 topics:
Topic A „Globalization“:
The adverse effects of globalized economic growth on climate and environment. Options of alternative economic models and of policies to promote a ‘green economy’.
Topic B „Disparity“:
The increase of socioeconomic disparities between global ‘north’ and ‘south’ and within countries. Options of promoting fair and inclusive employment and work and of reducing income inequality.
Topic C „Digitalization“:
The growth of digitalization, automation, and artificial intelligence and its impact on work and employment. Discussion of positive and negative consequences for future development.
Topic D „Work-related diseases“: The global burden of work-related diseases, its causes and consequences. Strategies of promoting safe and healthy work.
We consider the following generic qualifications to be particularly relevant when it comes to shaping good work and employment:
I. Promoting critical and systems-oriented thinking
II. Strengthening ethical values, attitudes and behavior
III. Improving social and emotional skills, including resilience
At the end of the questionnaire, we will then inquire about any important organizational and/or content changes that have occurred to your study program as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.