Leicester supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The University of Leicester proudly presents our first annual SDG report that captures our important contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

These 17 goals act as a blueprint to create a better world for all by 2030 such as eradicating poverty, reducing inequalities and combating climate change.

Universities, such as Leicester, play a crucial role in educating tomorrow’s leaders as well as tackling global challenges with our pioneering research. Our staff and students have led the way through all their amazing work, which has led to the SDGs underpinning our social impact.

The University of Leicester was one of the first UK higher education organisations to sign up to the SDG Accord and UN Global Compact — our pledge to promote and work towards positive social and environmental change and we are committed to leading the UK HE sector in embedding the SDGs in all we do to ensure we maximise our positive contribution to the world.

This sector-leading report shows our academic contribution to the SDGs through our teaching and research activities, along with how the institution contributes through day to day activities and public engagement. By using the SDGs, we are able to put all our work into a globally-recognised framework to capture and celebrate our positive impact from students, staff and the institution as a whole.

Visit our SDG webpage to read about the top 5 goals we contribute to academically and read the full (and colourful) report!

Learn how YOU can contribute to the SDGs whilst at Leicester