The HE sector has a unique role and responsibility in protecting the planet and delivering on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This requires research that makes progress against the SDGs and graduates with the core sustainability competencies required to address financial, environmental and social sustainability. However, 1.7% of Global World Product (GWP) is spent in Higher Education, so the sector also has to take approaches to their people, practices and places that are consistent with the goals.
Advance HE in collaboration with Times Higher Consultancy have developed a range of products for institutions and governments to support the higher education sector to promote and utilise the SDGs to drive institutional change across research and culture, curricula and civic responsibility.
Aligning organisational strategy to Sustainable Development Goals:
Projects and Workshops
This longitudinal project supports institutions to take a holistic approach to align strategies and practices to make progress toward the SDGs by working with teams across 3 co-functional areas. Using our tried and tested collaborative model, the project provides time and space for critical conversations internally and with other institutions addressing similar challenges.
Country-wide Sector Workshop
This one-day workshop will bring together senior leaders responsible for strategy formulation and implementation from up to 30 institutions to understand to how they can utilise the UN Sustainable Development Goals to drive change across their research, their curricula and their impact on their community. Typically this product is commissioned by government departments or sector agencies, who wish to drive the sustainability strategy in their region and who have the convening power to bring together a number of institutions.
Education for sustainable development in higher education
Advance HE can help you to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement and deliver solutions-based change with a review of the success of any initiatives against KPIs and global frameworks.