What universities can do to become fairer and more sustainable

Find out how higher education institutions can work towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

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With the launch of the Times Higher Education 2024 Impact Rankings, which assess universities against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, we are sharing advice from experts across the sector on what can be done to tackle global challenges. In this collection of resources, find out how higher education institutions can drive progress towards six of the SDGs, harnessing teaching and research to encourage sustainable behaviour, take climate action, rebalance inequalities, make good health global, provide quality education for all, advocate for gender equality and innovate for a better future. 

A whole-university road map to sustainability impact

Top-ranked Western Sydney University combines immediate action with long-term planning to drive progress in achieving impact aligned with the SDGs. Here, Deborah Sweeney and Kevin Dunn share insights learned from their institution-wide approach

Deborah Sweeney, Kevin Dunn

Western Sydney University

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