The University's Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020

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Based on the principle of ‘leaving no one behind’, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015. The agenda includes 17 goals, which together seek to transform the world by meeting the challenges of ending poverty and enhancing social inclusion, while promoting environmental sustainability, peace, good governance, partnerships and economic prosperity for all countries and their people.

The goals set the UN agenda to 2030. The University’s SDG Report 2020 provides examples of a range of initiatives our people are leading in pursuit of the goals.

Publications and related research metrics are reported under each SDG based on an independent and transparent approach – the SDG keywords compiled by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Australia, New Zealand & Pacific in 2017. 

The University’s Impact on the SDGs

The University of Auckland is ranked top ten globally in the University Impact Rankings by Times Higher Education (THE). The new rankings measure the performances of universities against the 17 SDG Goals.