La rete delle università per gli obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile: impegni e vision per il 2030

The Network of Universities for Sustainable Development Goals: Commitments and Vision for 2030

Keywords: Sustainable Development, SDGs, Climate, Sociology, University

Abstract

This work focuses on analyzing the commitment of universities to pursue the objectives of the United Nations 2030 Agenda (SDGs). Significant strategies along these lines, carried out both at international and national level, consider the implementation of common actions/activities which are necessary in order to achieve the goals established by the UN. What has aroused particular attention to university activities within the great, changing scenario is the adhesion of the Conference of Rectors (CRUI) to the UN Agenda 2030 with its objectives, i.e. the noted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They concern different fields; here the attention is focused especially on the Goal n.4, i.e. quality education, correlating it to other goals. Education for sustainable development and the governance activities demonstrate the excellent work performed at some Italian universities, through project activities carried out to pursue specific objectives. The positive results show that the commitment to scientific research, teaching and to third mission activities help to raise awareness and to identify the activity strategies which are needed to guide policies, apply the values of social justice and to reduce inequalities: no one left behind.

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Published
2020-05-11