The University Social Responsibility Network (USRN) established in 2015 is a global alliance comprised of 16 universities unified by one mission, which is to steer global discussion and advocacy for broader social responsibility in higher education. Member universities of the USRN believe that universities have an obligation to work together to find solutions to address economic, social and environmental challenges facing the world today, making the world more just, inclusive, peaceful and sustainable.


This December, the USRN has introduced a pilot Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) which is co-developed by PolyU and Kyoto University. This unique MOOC describes the theoretical underpinnings of University Social Responsibility (USR) and showcases effective practices and activities carried out in different USRN member institutions around the world.


By enrolling in this MOOC, you’ll gain a better understanding of the USR concept and its implications, and you’ll observe how USR is materialised in a wide range of activities and social engagement. You’ll also learn to design, plan, implement and evaluate these activities, as well as recognise the key challenges in the process.


To enroll in this brand-new USRN MOOC, please visit the course introduction website.