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We train engineers to identify clear and actionable pathways toward socially- and environmentally-responsive technology solutions to our current and future challenges. UConn Engineering students can earn a Human Rights Minor at the undergraduate level – the only program of its kind in the U.S.A. We are innovating to develop curriculum at other levels that will equip students and professionals working around the world with knowledge and skillsets to engage with human rights issues.

Teaching Engineering for Human Rights

Teaching Resources 

Human Rights Minor

General information: Minor in Human Rights

Engineering track: Teaching Innovations: Human Rights & Engineering

Student Organizations

UConn Engineers Without Borders

Projects & International Collaborators

PIRE – Studying how seasonal forecasts may increase food security in Ethiopia

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (The Netherlands)

EIWR — Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources (Ethiopia)
Provides outstanding higher education programs, conducts internationally recognized research and performs high-impact community outreach to address Ethiopian development challenges in all aspects of Sustainable Development & Management of Water Resources.

International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington, DC and global offices)
Develops research-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty in order to end hunger and malnutrition.

Engineering Without Borders — Improving Sanitation in Peru