Global Health Academy

SDGs and Compassion

At every level we are committed to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. Compassion is the glue that holds these goals together. Our Global Academies provide multi-disciplinary responses to advancing global issues.

Finding solutions to global challenges

As people living on a shared planet we face a vast number of ‘wicked problems’. As a University, we want to address these great challenges and make the world a better place. By adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the Global Academies work to support students, staff and communities to tackle global challenges and work towards solutions.

Interconnected responses

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), compassion and planetary health are interconnected domains relevant to all aspects of University life: learning, teaching, research and innovation, our culture and how we organise.

This section provdes you with an overview of these domains as well as links to further information.

Read more about the University’s five Global Academies

The SDGs and why they matter to us

The SDGs provide a structure for us as a University to contribute into the larger global response, in ways that are both measurable and collective.

Compassion and the SDGs

"Compassion is the glue that holds the SDGs together" - Liz Grant
We need science as well as compassion to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.

Planetary Health and the Climate Emergency

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An overview of planetary health and how the field is pursing interdisciplinary approaches to ensure human and planetary survival.