New SDG Report launched
The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals are the world’s call to action on the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing humanity and the natural world. At The University of Manchester, we acknowledge the role universities are expected to play in creating and sharing knowledge to tackle the SDGs. As part of our obligation, we have pledged to address, and support others in addressing, challenges set out in Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In April 2021, The University of Manchester was ranked first from over 1,200 universities across 98 different countries in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact tables, based on performance towards the UN SDGs. The University has also been the UK’s top performing university for three consecutive years in 2019, 2020 and 2021 on the measure.
We have recently published a comprehensive report which highlights how we are tackling the Sustainable Development Goals.
Dr Julian Skyrme, Director of Social Responsibility at The University of Manchester explains:
“As one of the world’s leading research institutions and the UK’s first university to have social responsibility as a core goal, we’re tackling the SDGs in four inter-related ways: through our research, our learning and students, our public engagement activity and our operations. We’ve championed sustainable development by embedding it into Our Future strategic plan; through regional, national and global partnerships; as well as our commitment to transparent reporting in publications like our 2019 SDG Report, and now our new 2021/22 SDG Report. ”
The report is aimed at a wide range of local, national and international audiences across the public, private, NGO, policy and education sectors. We hope it will stimulate further ideas and collaboration opportunities, to encourage further action in tackling the global goals by 2030.