How The University of Manchester is supporting the Sustainable Development Goals

How The University of Manchester is supporting the Sustainable Development Goals

August 17, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


In 2015, the world’s nations developed 17
new priorities to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all – a call
to action on our most pressing challenges and opportunities facing humanity. These are
the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) At The University of Manchester we believe
universities exist for public benefit and our commitment to social responsibility means
that we’re addressing the world’s SDGs through our research, learning, public engagement
and operations. We produce 4% of the UK’s research on the
Sustainable Development goals We provide an accessible learning environment
for students to address these goals. We engage with the public . . . . . . . and maximise social and environmental
benefits through our operations We’re addressing inequalities in labour through
our pioneering The Works partnership The Works offers a one-stop employment service
in our local community We’ve supported over 4,000 people from our
local communities in Manchester into work at the University and with local partner employers,
generated over 60 million pounds of value each year Tackling the world’s biggest challenges requires
global thinking. We’re supporting gifted professionals from
Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia to address the Sustainable Development Goals through
our master’s programmes 255 full scholarships have been awarded over the past decade These scholarships are fully funded by the
University and the generosity of our donors. Demand for energy and irrigation services
is growing is being met through 3,700 new dams around the world. FutureDAMS is a 8 million global research
collaboration, led by The University of Manchester, to improve the sustainable design, selection
and operations of dams. At The Univeristy of Manchester We’ve assessed
our contribution to all 17 Sustainable Development Goals in a pioneering new report. Our impact against the Goals was ranked the
best in Europe and third in the world by the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings. Whether you’re in the UK or overseas, the
public or private sector, policy or education, a funder or an NGO, let’s work together to
tackle the world’s sustainable development goals by 2030.