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 2022 SDU has been ranked in the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking alongside 1396 world universities. University participated in 4 out of 17 Sustainable Development Goals:
SDG 1. No poverty (2022 Rank: 601+);
SDG 4. Quality Education (2022 Rank: 601-800);
SDG 5. Gender equality (2022 Rank: 401-600)
SDG 17. Partnerships for the goals (2022 Rank: 1001+) .
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.