Western Sydney University is pleased to announce it has become a signatory to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
Developed by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the initiative commits the University to promoting the principles of sustainable development, undertaking research and providing students with the educational opportunity to become future thinkers and global citizens.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover says Western Sydney University is well placed to meet this commitment, and joins a small, innovative group of Australian university signatories.
"To recognise staff and student achievements in this area, I am pleased to announce that the Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in University Engagement and Sustainability Award has been extended to include applications that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030," says Professor Glover.
In becoming an educational signatory to the Pacific Initiative the University has committed to:
1. Support and promote the principles of the SDGs;
2. Undertake research that provides solutions to sustainable development challenges;
3. Provide the educational opportunity for our students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development;
4. Contribute to the achievement of the SDGs by ensuring our campuses and major programs are environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive, and
5. Report on our activities in support of the SDGs.