New report launched on the contribution of universities to the Sustainable Development Goals
The University of Edinburgh is a contributing institution to a Global Alliance of the world’s universities, colleges and sustainability networks who have launched a new report; ‘Global universities, colleges and students leading delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals’.
The new report
Presented at the UN High Level Political Forum in New York, the research calls on the UN to better promote the role of higher and further education in all 17 of the SDGs rather than only goal four (Quality Education) and on senior management in universities and colleges to look for innovative ways to increase staff and student capacity to address the SDGs. This research was undertaken by the EAUC, on behalf of the Endorsing Partners.
The SDG accord
The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh University Students' Association signed the Sustainable Development Goals Accord at the beginning of 2018, reaffirming the University's commitment to make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world.
Our reporting and the SDGs
Our 2016/17 Social Responsibility and Sustainability Annual Report matched the year's achievements against the Sustainable Development Goals.
The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world:
- No Poverty
- Zero Hunger
- Good Health and Well-being
- Quality Education
- Gender Equality
- Clean Water and Sanitation
- Affordable and Clean Energy
- Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- Reduced Inequality
- Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Responsible Consumption and Production
- Climate Action
- Life Below Water
- Life on Land
- Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
- Partnerships to achieve the Goal