United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


The University of Wollongong is firmly committed to addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

By UOW Australia

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for everyone.

Universities have enormous potential to help ensure the SDGs are achieved by 2030.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include alleviating poverty, protecting the environment, providing affordable and clean energy, fostering innovation, building sustainable cities and communities, and tackling climate change. The role of universities in sustainable development extends beyond teaching and research. We also contribute through our operations, governance, policy and practice, and through partnerships and engagement with our communities.

In 2021, the University of Wollongong ranked equal 70th in the world in the Times Higher Education global Impact Rankings.

Achieving these goals requires action to be taken on a number of levels. This includes equipping future leaders and innovators with the knowledge to initiate change, executing research that works with industry and community to find solutions to global challenges, and ensuring our campuses are environmentally sustainable and inclusive.

In 2019, UOW became a signatory to the University Commitment to the SDGs and embedded the goals in our 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan and KPIs. Throughout our global network, UOW works together with industry, research partners, governments, communities and other universities to provide solutions to society’s critical economic, environmental, social and health challenges.

If you have a UOW initiative you’d like included in the next report or on this website please submit your initiative or email sdgs-uow@uow.edu.au.

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07 November 2022

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