Global Challenges Inspire New B-School Projects

Three schools formed the PLuS Alliance to expand access to learning and develop research to solve global challenges.
Arizona State University in the U.S., King’s College London in the U.K., and the University of New South Wales in Australia have formed the PLuS Alliance to expand access to learning and develop research to solve global challenges. This fall, the PLuS Alliance universities will begin offering more than 20 degree programs, including bachelor’s programs in sustainability, global health, community health, whole person care, business, and global logistics management; and master’s programs in science of healthcare delivery, infectious disease intelligence, and sustainability leadership. Eventually, program coordinators hope to allow students to attend different courses with each school—online or in person—to earn degrees certified by all three schools. Additionally, the PLuS Alliance has named more than 60 inaugural alliance fellows—professors from a range of disiciplines who will work together on research projects focused on tackling global challenges. The alliance partners plan to increase that number to 100 by the end of the year. Visit plusalliance.org.