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Sustainable Campus

CUSCS advances environmental sustainability on campus through policies and infrastructure of the University to reduce carbon footprint. The School has been presented a Merit Award by the University for fulfilling 13 mandatory actions and 10 optional actions in the Green Office Programme (GO!) Checklist in 2022. 


The School is strongly committed to implementing initiatives to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations.


Five Core Focuses


i. Community Training


3 Good Health and Well-being

Community Training


Train the community and CUSCS students by offering relevant programmes/courses, activities and video series to promote health and well-being



Some examples of training opportunities at CUSCS:


Award Bearing Programmes

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Way to Health
  • Chinese Medicine Skin Care
  • Chinese Medicine: Nutrition
  • Chinese Medicine for Women's Health
  • Health Planning for Positive Ageing


Community Education

  • Healthcare Planner for Healthy Ageing (Jockey Club Cadenza Hub)
  • Free preparatory workshops and seminars on a wide range of topics such as ESG, career development, health, languages


Training for Students

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Pastel Nagomi Art Workshop
  • Stress Management Workshops
  • Wellness & Relaxation Workshops


Video Series



ii. Educational Excellence


4 Quality Education

Educational Excellence


Provide the community with quality education across a wide spectrum of topics for enriching lives, career development and professionally helping others in need



Some examples of the offerings:

  • ESG Series
  • Certificate Programme in Traditional Chinese Literati Thought
  • Professional Certificate Programme in Career Development Facilitation
  • Advanced Diploma Programme in Management for Business Excellence
  • Higher Diploma Programme in Social Work
  • Higher Diploma Programme in Health Care
  • Diploma Programme in Community Care


Quality Education

Approved by
CUHK Senate and CUSCS Academic Board
Monitored by
Quality Assurance Mechanism



iii. Workforce Development


8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Workforce Development


Provide staff training, engage them and increase their awareness in the University’s Green Office Programme (GO!), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and workplace health and wellness




  • Setting up Staff Training & Development Committee
  • Staff Development Workshops (e.g. The Art of Appreciation, Understanding Your Stress and Work it to Your Advantage)
  • Staff Development Days
  • Staff Course Enrolment Incentive Scheme (SCENRIS)

Inform & Share

  • School's efforts on sustainability
  • Information and updates about the University's effort on SDGs


  • Support and participation in activities related to SDGs
  • Subscription to social media channels that promote SDGs
  • Greener offices/workstations



iv. Caring Actions


10 Reduced Inequalities

Caring Actions


Offer programmes/courses/services/activities to help the needy and social minorities



Award Bearing Programmes

  • Special Educational Needs
  • Special Child Care Work
  • Training of Rehabilitation Assistants and Trainers


Training for Students

  • Service trips and learning programmes to various destinations (e.g. rural China, Taiwan and Cambodia)
  • Volunteer services
  • Workshops and assemblies (e.g. guide dogs)



v. Environmental Commitment


12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Environmental Commitment


Drive behavioural changes in operation and educate the community to be environmentally responsible


CUSCS is a recipient of Merit Award in the Green Office Programme ('GO!') 2022 of the University



Continuous Efforts in Driving 'GO!'

  • Energy conservation
  • Waste reduction
  • Paper reduction
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Sustainable event management


Nurturing Practitioners for the Community

To educate the community and enhance knowledge of practitioners by offering award bearing programmes such as

  • Diploma Programme in Arboriculture
  • Certificate Programme in Horticulture Management
  • Certificate Programme in Eco-cultural Tourism



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