Goal 10: Reduce inequalities

In everything we do, from our teaching to our outreach projects, we strive towards equality and inclusion for our diverse, treasured community.

Several VU programs work directly with local government to improve access to education and employment, and provide support where it is most needed.

Research activity extends the reach of this approach, addressing global inequalities through economic and social investigation.

By mid-2022, one in 251 people worldwide was a refugee, the highest proportion ever documented. Achieving SDG 10 requires concerted efforts to address the root causes of wage disparities and access to resources both within- and between-country inequality. 
– United Nations

Research, engagement & education 2020-21

Victoria University addresses inequality in the work of the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS) that examines economic growth for low-income and middle-income countries, and the work of the Mitchell Institute that examines social inequalities in educational opportunity and outcomes.

Collaborations and partnerships addressing this goal begin with local councils and universities, and extend as far as Timor-Leste.

In addition to courses in social work, youth work and community development, we offer Indigenous learning in a range of degree programs.

Sustainability on campus

VU’s commitment reflects UNESCO's Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, which states that: “cultural rights are an integral part of human rights”. VU has an intercultural approach to learning and teaching and to ensure that education is both inclusive and accessible to all students.