The University of Reading is calling on its community to reflect on and share their efforts to tackle major problems facing the world, as part of the #PlanetPartners campaign.
Throughout May, the University has been running a campaign to promote the internationally-recognised United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs cover global problems such as poverty, climate change and health, and are intended to focus the efforts of organisations to help tackle these issues around the world.
The University has highlighted the principles of sustainability, community, engagement and excellence in its institutional strategy. These SDGs align and are integral to much of our research, teaching and broader institutional mission. Following Reading’s strong performance in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings – which scored universities on their work towards the SDGs – the University is showcasing how the work of our researchers, lecturers, alumni, students and others are helping to address these global issues.
Although the THE Impact Rankings only required evidence of how universities are working towards four of the SDGs, Reading submitted evidence to all 17, demonstrating our commitment to addressing these problems.
Professor Robert Van de Noort, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Reading, said: “The United Nations goals to eradicate major global problems through positive action reflect our own as a university, as we seek to be a force for good in the world.
“This campaign will bring everyone in our community together to think about and share what they are doing to contribute towards providing solutions to societal and environmental issues, and how we can do more.”
The campaign concludes with an online Q&A session with Professor Van de Noort between 2-3pm on 28 May.
Follow the links below to discover more about how the University of Reading’s community is contributing towards tackling the SDGs.
SDG1 – No Poverty
SDG2 – Zero Hunger
SDG3 – Good Health and Well-being
SDG4 – Quality Education
SDG5 – Gender Equality
SDG6 – Clean Water and Sanitation
SDG7 – Affordable and Clean Energy
SDG8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
SDG10 – Reduced Inequalities
SDG11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG13 – Climate Action
SDG14 – Life Below Water
SDG15 – Life on Land
SDG16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
SDG17 – Partnerships for the Goals
While the SDG campaign is now drawing to a close, our commitment to sustainability is ongoing. Get involved and share your examples of work on social media using the hashtags #PlanetPartners and #sdgoals – Twitter: @UniRdg_Alumni, Facebook: /UniofReadingAlumni, Instagram: @uoralumni, LinkedIn: Alumni Relations Team at University of Reading.
Discover how our alumni and the wider Reading community are working to address and tackle Zero Hunger and Affordable and Clean Energy.