Habitat Green is a one-year leadership programme that focuses on global leadership and cultural sensitivities in the context of cross-disciplinary green engineering, appropriate technology and sustainable living. Students from PolyU will work together with peers from the University of Rwanda (UR) to design and develop green energy solutions for families in remote villages in Rwanda. Students will learn about the concepts of socially responsible leadership and intercultural competencies and demonstrate these competencies in practice. At the same time, they will also be learning about different principles of green engineering, sustainable development and appropriate technology, and practice and demonstrate these concepts in a service project on-site in East Africa. (Note: though this project applies concepts from engineering and construction, students are not required to be from FENG or FCE. These three subjects have enrolled students from all over the university in previous years and many non-FENG or non-FCE students have done well.)
Subject under Habitat Green (students joining one of these subjects join Habitat Green automatically):
- BSE3S02 Living Environment for Low-income Communities in Developing Regions
- COMP3S02 Socially Responsible Global Leadership in a Digital World
- EE2S01 Low-cost Energy Infrastructures for Developing Regions
- Starting from late October 2020: Leadership workshops, cultural sensitivity training, and experiential learning activities.
- Starting from semester 2: Lectures and/or workshops from the SL subjects in parallel with the above activities
- June to July: 2-week service trip and a student forum with students and NGOs from Rwanda or other countries in East-Africa
- Apply through Indication of Interest on the SL Subjects via the AR System on 28-30 September 2020 .