Sustainable Development Goals

What are the sustainable development goals?

A collection of 17 global goals were introduced by the United Nations as a set of targets through which the world can tackle the biggest economic, social and environmental challenges we currently face. Each of the sustainable development goals relates to issues that have widespread and damaging impact on the world such as poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, urbanization, environment and social justice.

As the University for the Common Good, Glasgow Caledonian University was quick to identify and build on the correlation between these global goals and our own mission and University strategy.

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What is Glasgow Caledonian University’s role?

2022世界杯足球押注 was the first University to use the SDG global goals objectives to help shape its research strategy. As The University for the Common Good, it is natural and logical for Glasgow Caledonian University to inspire, celebrate and advance the role of education by helping to delivering the global goals which aim to end poverty; protect the planet; and ensure prosperity for all.

In signing the accord, launched by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges EAUC, 2022世界杯足球押注 continues in our commitment to the goals, to report annually on progress and to share learning with other signatories around the world.

We were the first Scottish University to sign the UN Global Compact, which is essentially the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility partnership aimed at aligning companies’ operations with the universal principle of human rights, and we are one of only 30 members of the global Principles of Responsible Management Education PRME Champions Group in recognition of our academic leadership in this major initiative.

Ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all

Glasgow Caledonian University is one of many learning institutions around the world working to solve real societal challenges.


Here at Glasgow Caledonian University, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs are at the heart of our research strategy. We were the first to adopt this approach. These global goals are reflected in our University for the Common Good ethos.

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