SDG 17goals

 

Academia and the SDG's: sharing knowledge and supporting cooperation

The United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015 as a new plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their 169 targets with indicators to monitor progress on these goals. The Academia and research community constitute a very important group of stakeholders who can strongly support the achievement of the SDGs. Whether it is at the global, regional or local level, universities can contribute in multiple ways. This is through knowledge generation, innovations, data, technical analysis, and above all through training the next generation of students in building a sustainable future. The Baltic University Programme creates a unique learning environme­nt having academic teachers-, researchers-, and students in focus where the regional perspective and interdisciplinary is highlighted. The Programme supports research cooperation and Education for Sustainable Developme­nt (ESD) in a Baltic Sea Region context.