Course Description

In January 2016, the 2030 goals for sustainable development were set by the United Nations for achieving environmental, social and economic growth through green methods and cleaner production technologies. The most significant targets of these goals are the fulfillment of basic human needs and desires, since essential human necessities like food, cloth, shelter and health care are still not accessible to a majority of the people despite the great pace in the world's economy. Increased waste products and continuously depleting natural resources have diverted human attention towards efficient green and clear production technologies. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) aim at providing these fundamental necessities to everyone through the intelligent use of sustainable science. In this perspective, microorganisms, which are vital to the maintenance of life on earth, can play a major role. Although most people focus primarily on the disease-causing capabilities of microorganisms, there are numerous positive functions that microbes perform in the environment and hence, a need to explore the microbial world astutely as it can contribute tremendously to sustainable development.

Course Modules and Syllabus

  • Microorganisms can contribute tremendously to achieving the 17 sustainable development goals.

  • The literature on microorganisms and sustainability is enormous but fragmented.

  • This review seeks to unify microorganisms with social, economic and environmental growth.

  • The costs of the industrial set-ups remain a major hindrance in sustainable microbial processes.

  • A global partnership is vital for a cost-effective cleaner production and a sustainable ecosystem.

Learning Outcomes

Students should be inspired by becoming an agent committed to revolutionizing the way we think about microbes. Students can also become entrepreneurs through microbial products.


One (1) Term  = Three Weeks

Note: Two weeks on-site/online study and one week for project work.

A digital certificate of accomplishment endorsed by the instructors, and the institute will be awarded to students after completion of course. Students must attain an average score of 70% or more in exercises and examination. Any student that achieves over 90% will be awarded their certificate of accomplishment with distinction.

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Our programs are very affordable. Our current tuition

On-site: N55, 000 ($180)

Online: N35, 000 ($100)
There are a number of financial aid options available once you are admitted to the program.


Program Overview

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  • Apply to the program. Apply to your preferred choice of course through our online application system. Applications are opened all year round. You will receive further instructions on your application status and other necessary information for you to have a smooth process coming into the Green Institute.

  • Continue your studies, online and on campus. Programs can be taken on-site, split-site or online. This option would be made available in the applications to suit the needs of students. Both forms of learning are designed to give students an excellent experience of their preferred course.

  • Graduate with your NanoDegree. Students who have completed all the requirements for the courses they are registered for will be awarded the certificate of course completion which can be used in their future pursuits as a proof of their proficiency in the subject.