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Launch of USR MOOC “Introduction to University Social Responsibility”

The USR MOOC “Introduction to University Social Responsibility” is a new joint project of the University Social Responsibility Network (USRN). Co-developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Kyoto University, this pilot massive open online course (MOOC) on edX describes the theoretical underpinnings of University Social Responsibility and showcases effective practices and activities carried out in different USRN member institutions around the world including The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kyoto University, The University of Manchester, Simon Fraser University, University of New South Wales, University of Pretoria and University of Sao Paulo.

The course examines how universities on all continents are creating innovative new ways to increase the social impacts and benefits of their teaching and research. It also promotes understanding of the USR concept, its implications, impacts, evaluation, implementation methods, and replicability.

For the detailed course introduction, learning outcomes and syllabus, please visit the course page on edX.