SDU Contribution to the SDGs
SDU supports the UN Sustainable Development Agenda in tackling the world’s most pressing challenges and promotes a Sustainability Culture at the University. Each year SDU works on expanding its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals via teaching, research, community engagement, social responsibility and operations. Particularly, SDU focuses on decreasing poverty (SDG 1), promoting good health and well-being ( SDG 3), providing opportunities for quality education (SDG 4), promoting gender equality and reducing inequalities (SDG 5 & SDG 10), building and maintaining Smart Campus, responsible consumption, water management and sustainable community (SDG 6, SDG 11 & SDG 12) as well contributing to the country’s economic growth via staff support/well-being initiatives and innovations (SDG 8 & SDG 9) and focusing on good governance and partnerships on SDGs (SDG 16 & SDG 17). Please click each SDG below to find out more about.
Sustainable Development Goals
SDU contributes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda through its research. Confirmed by the Scopus data within 2020-2022, SDU published 70 publications related to the SDGs out of 167 publications for these years. Please see below infographics for more information.
Number of publications sustainability 2020-2022
In promoting SDGs and Sustainability Culture, SDU organizes regular events related to the SDGs.
The UN SDSN was set up in 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General to promote SDGs through education, research, policy analysis, and global cooperation. SDSN Global has 1600 member institutions from 137 countries: including 1318 universities and research institutions organized into 47 National and Regional Networks. On 8th June 2022, under the umbrella of the global SDSN, the SDSN Kazakhstan was inaugurated as a national chapter.
SDSN Kazakhstan has 20 members.
Launch SDSN Kazakhstan
Times Higher Education Impact Rankings
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, based on universities’ contributions to delivering the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), show that universities worldwide are seizing the moment to double down on a long tradition of public service of delivering sustainable social and economic impact for their communities and society at large.
We are happy to announce that in 2023 SDU has been ranked in the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking alongside 1705 world universities.
University participated in 8 out of 17 Sustainable Development Goals:
- SDG 1. No poverty (2023 Rank: 601-800);
- SDG 3. Good health and well-being (2023 Rank: 1001+)
- SDG 4. Quality education (2023 Rank: 401-600);
- SDG 5. Gender equality (2023 Rank: 601-800)
- SDG 8. Decent work and economic growth (2023 Rank: 801+)
- SDG 10. Reducing inequalities (2023 Rank: 601-800)
- SDG 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions (2023 Rank:401-600)
- SDG 17. Partnerships for the goals (2022 Rank: 801-1000).
The Impact Ranking reflects the contribution of the University to UN SDGs, the ranking indicators include anti-poverty programs, percentage of first generation students, percentage of women academic, research progress and others.
SDU strategy is committed to optimizing the contribution to achieving sustainable development through research, teaching, campus and operations. Therefore, we have signed the SDG Accord and continue to develop our sustainability initiative.
- SDU University Regulations on Scholarship and Grant Programs
- REGULATIONS ON THE VACANT EDUCATIONAL GRANT OF SDU UNIVERSITY
- SDU University Policy on Tuition Fee
- Regulations on the Provision of Advanced Training Services in SDU University to Employees of Educational Institutions
- SDU University Policy on Internal Discipline
- Regulation on the Rules of Registration of Personnel Procedures in SDU University
- SDU University Regulations on Recruitment and Hiring
- Methodology of the SDU University Grading System
- SDU University Policy on Remuneration of Labour
- SDU University Policy on Conciliation Committee
- SDU University Labour Regulations
- SDU University Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity Policy
- SDU University Quality Policy
- SDU University Academic Policy
Sustainable Development Center
As a part of the Sustainability Agenda, SDU initiated the opening of the Sustainable Development Center effective from January 30, 2023.
Our mission is to sensitize society, building skills, developing solutions and providing services to government & industry on the issues related to sustainable future.
To be a Role model SDG center in the Central Asia through demonstrated tangible impact & outreach
Areas of focus
SDU’s Sustainable Development Center will focus on the following 6S:
- S–skills (Training)
- S–solving (Research)
- S–service (Consulting)
- S–strategic partner
- Mr. Kairat Moldashev, Vice-Rector for Research
- Dr Anjan Ghosh, Sustainable Development Center Director, Associate Professor of Business School
- Ms Assem Kaukenova, Chief Expert of the Science Department
- Ms Gulnaz Toguzbayeva, Director of the Quality Assurance Department
- Ms Saule Zhardayeva, Chief Expert of the Quality Assurance Department
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