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#SDGsinAcademia - SDG Hub for Goal 3

This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series New Giza University (Egypt), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

#SDGsinAcademia - SDG Hub for Goal 2

This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series the University of Pretoria (South Africa), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

#SDGsinAcademia - SDG Hub for Goal 1

This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Kristu Jayanti College (India), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

UNAI announces its inaugural class of SDG Hubs: Connecting universities and colleges with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is pleased to announce our new SDG Hubs, UNAI members selected as exemplars for their innovative engagement related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Institutions have been designated for three-year renewable terms and will serve as resources for best practices for the UNAI network

Young Indian historian takes his bicycle around the world to spread Gandhi's message among students

Within the framework of the 150th anniversary of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, not only the leader of the Indian independence movement but also the most recognized figure and advocate on non-violence, Dnyaneshwar Yewatkar, an Indian citizen from city of Wardha in the state of Maharashtra, has embarked in a journey that has led him to travel to more than fifteen countries in Asia and the Americas, with the sole purpose of spreading the basic message of Gandhi

SUNY New Paltz creates innovative training program on the fundamentals of sustainable development

The State University of New York - SUNY New Paltz (United States), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), launched the Sustainability Faculty Learning Community, a year-long workshop-based program that trains faculty members in the fundamentals of sustainable development to provide them with up-to-date material that they can bring back to their classrooms

Researchers from Roskilde University develop climate-friendly asphalt

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), as part of its outreach efforts about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, highlights two research projects in line with Goal 13: Climate action, headed by Professor Jeppe Dyre from Roskilde University, a UNAI member institution located in Denmark. This story is based on an article published by RUC Communications & Press.

International seminar at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University addressed pressing issues on urban development

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University - KazNU (Kazakhstan), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently organized a seminar with the theme "Celebrating World Cities Day: Partnership for Sustainable Development and Viable Cities". The event aimed to draw attention to the problems of urban development, within the framework of the World Cities Day

Western University encourages students to take action on global issues and challenges

Western University (Canada), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), has been organizing during the past few years the World’s Challenge Challenge, an event aimed to engage university students in the discussion and debate about world issues, and to bring ideas from many different perspectives to the table

University of Makeni conducts research on psychological aid in the context of humanitarian crisis

The University of Makeni (Sierra Leone), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently presented through its Mental Health Program the findings of Psychological First Aid - PFA research conducted during a study that took place in the districts of Port Loko, Western Urban, Western Rural, Kenema and Kailahun

Carlos III University of Madrid launches the Discrimination and Inequality Laboratory

Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently launched the Discrimination and Inequality Laboratory (D-Lab) which provides the necessary infrastructure to carry out experimental field research in the area of social sciences concerning discrimination in the labour market

Andrés Bello Catholic University develops an online training program on the SDGs for community-based organizations

Andrés Bello Catholic University (Venezuela), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), has developed an innovative program for leaders of community-based organizations about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It aims to facilitate a space of interactive dialogue, training and development of skills, to enable the generation of practical ideas to advance the SDGs

University of Malaya implements the 'Zero Waste Campaign' as a contribution to sustainability

The University of Malaya (Malaysia), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), has been implementing the Zero Waste Campaign (UM ZWC) aimed to achieve a campus with zero waste to landfill with an integrated and sustainable waste management model. In the next years, this initiative will play a vital role in the collection of recyclable materials and the organic waste recycling

University of San Simón highlights the need for positive values on the International Day of Peace

The University of San Simón - UMSS (Bolivia), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), and in particular its International Affairs Office, held a wide range of activities to celebrate the International Day of Peace, an observance created by the United Nations General Assembly devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples

SDSN-Youth launches the Global Schools Program to engage students with the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network - SDSN, a partner of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently announced the launching of the first digital hub of SDG resources for schools and educators through the Global Schools Program. This program is an initiative led by SDSN Youth in support of UNESCO’s Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development (GAP-ESD)

Innovative organ transplant procedure at the teaching hospital of the University of the Witwatersrand

The University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), and in particular the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre performed the world’s first living donor liver transplant from an HIV positive mother to her HIV negative child. It is now more than a year since the operation and both mother and child are alive and thriving

League of European Research Universities highlights role of institutions of higher education to advance the SDGs

The League of European Research Universities - LERU (Belgium), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), created an ad hoc group on university development cooperation, in order to find ways to embed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the policies on education, research and outreach of the institutions of higher education

Monash University wins United Nations Momentum for Change climate action award

Monash University (Australia), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently was announced as a winner of the United Nations Momentum for Change climate action award. The Net Zero Initiative by Monash University in partnership with ClimateWorks Australia, was the only project presented by an institution of higher education. According to the University, the goal is to achieve net zero carbon emissions from Monash’s built environment by 2030, paving the way to a future powered entirely by renewable energy.

University of Turabo undertakes research on global citizenship among UNAI member institutions

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) believes that promoting global citizenship allows individuals to embrace their social responsibility to act for the benefit of all societies, not just their own. Ana G. Méndez University System (Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) which is the UNAI Global Hub for Global Citizenship, and the University of Turabo in particular, is undertaking the research project "Words, terms and concepts that reflect understanding of global citizenship: A quantitative descriptive study"

Students and faculty of Bishop Benziger College of Nursing actively participate in flood relief efforts

Bishop Benziger College of Nursing - BBCON (India), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently participated in a significant relief initiative in the state of Kerala, seriously affected by heavy rain fall for more than three months. Support extended by students and faculty helped with the expedited restoration of academic activities at the Sanatana Dharma College