Sustainable Development Goals

How the University of Dundee is contributing to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations

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The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries - poor, rich, and middle-income - to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognise that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

The University of Dundee’s strategy to 2027 and Environmental and Sustainability Policy Statement commits us to confronting head-on the challenges and uncertainties that society is facing and supporting the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We will develop priority academic themes to provide focus and concentrate our impact on those areas where we can make the most difference.

These themes are:

  • Population Health and Wealth
  • Climate Action and Net Zero
  • Equity and Inclusion

You can find examples of how we are working to respond to the Sustainable Development Goals, through our learning and teaching, our impactful research, and our engagement and enterprise.