University of Manchester’s 2021/22 SDGs Report

(October 2021, The University of Manchester)

The University of Manchester has launched a comprehensive report which highlights how it is to tackle the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

In April 2021, the University was ranked first from over 1,200 universities across 98 different countries in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact tables, based on its performance against towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The University has also been the UK’s top performing university for three consecutive years in 2019, 2020 and 2021 on the measure. 

The report is aimed at a wide range of local, national and international audiences across the public, private, NGO, policy and education sectors. University leaders hope it will stimulate further ideas, actions and collaboration opportunities so to encourage more action in tackling the world’s SDGs by 2030.

See also the Shorthand story and Website.

USR Summit 2021 Special Report: Towards the creation of socially responsible universities

(2021, University World News)

The international virtual summit, “University Social Responsibility: Priorities for the next decade”, was hosted from 3-5 February by the University of Pretoria and the global University Social Responsibility Network. Participants deliberated on a future in which the academic responsibility of societal service becomes increasingly embedded in the missions of all institutions as a core commitment of students and staff to the community and a measure of their standing.