The world faces many complex challenges every day, a most recent example being the coronavirus pandemic. It is a global challenge and hence calls for global solutions. Mitigating the challenge requires the combined efforts of specialists across multiple fields, knowledge beyond specific disciplines, and focus beyond medical implications.
As global citizens of the future, students must be equipped to identify and help solve global gargantuan challenges that require collective and well-coordinated efforts. It is this understanding that is at the core of SaiU’s foundational course ‘Global Challenges’. The course that involves experts in different fields is interdisciplinary, for it is exploration and evaluation of issues of significant import in an interconnected world.
It dispels the notion that a nation’s problems are its own, separate and unrelated to other nations. All our problems and issues are deeply connected, and impact upon peoples across the world. This course helps students uncover the imperceptible connections between seemingly disconnected issues.