United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
UCEM’s sustainability vision is driven by the United Nations (UN) definition of sustainability: “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Our sustainability strategy is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are a set of 17 interconnected goals that aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. UCEM is a signatory to the SDG Accord, which is a commitment to advancing sustainability as a higher education institution.
UCEM also stands as the first alternative provider to be a Responsible Futures accredited institution in 2018. The aim of this is to foster our institution-wide commitment to embedding SDGs within both formal and informal curricula.
In addition to mapping out our curricula, we are taking steps to identify the SDGs significant to our other areas of work as well. Below are just some of UCEM’s contributions to the SDGs as we continue to strive to integrate the SDGs into our teaching, research, and operations.