Teacher Education for Sustainable Futures in India and Norway (TeachIN)

SDG 4.7

This project aims to enhance the quality and relevance of teacher education through internationalization and interdisciplinary collaboration for sustainable futures at USN and Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Our goal is to strengthen and expand the existing partnership between the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) and Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) with a clear focus on ways to implement Agenda 2030 (sdgs.un.org) in education, with a particular focus on SDG 4.7 - Education for sustainable development and global citizenship.

Student mobility

As a result of TeachIN, we expect increased student mobility of high quality and relevance, both virtual, blended, and physical. We seek to lower the threshold for student participation in internationalization.

Students and teacher educators will explore diverse perspectives on teaching and learning for sustainable futures. Students from SPPU, USN and other universities will be given the possibility to enroll in two online courses (2 x 5 ECTS), jointly developed and implemented by the TeachIN team focused on 1) Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) and 2) Global Citizenship.

The TeachIN team will organize regular webinars and workshops for knowledge exchange and the development of teaching materials. Both universities will include affiliated schools in TeachIN activities for bridging the gap between teacher education and schools.


Joint interdisciplinary research will focus on content and teaching methods for sustainable futures relevant to teacher education and schools in both
countries and elsewhere.

MA students will be included in the research community.

The TeachIN team will contribute to the international teacher education community with peer reviewed publications and other dissemination activities, in addition to two globally accessible online courses for teacher education students.


Project title: Teacher Education for Sustainable Futures in India and Norway (TeachIN)

Project coordinator: Åsmund Aamaas

Partner: Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU)

Fields of education and training: Educational sciences, Pedagogy and Didactics

Project period: 08/2021 - 07/2025

Funding: 3 000 000 NOK from the Diku programme UTFORSK

An important aim of UTFORSK is to strengthen higher education for a sustainable future. The programme supports the establishment of long-term partnerships between Norway and Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, and the USA