In March 2020, VU became a signatory to the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Higher Education Commitment, made by 18 universities in the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific region.
This commitment recognises that universities have a vital role to play in addressing these critical global challenges and achieving the SDGs and their 169 targets by 2030. In signing up to this commitment we acknowledge:
‘Universities have a responsibility through their teaching to equip the next generation of leaders, innovators and thinkers to understand the global challenges facing the world and the role they can play in rising to meet these challenges. Through their research and training of research leaders, universities are at the forefront of finding sustainable social, economic, environmental and technical solutions to global problems. Finally, through their own operations, universities can pioneer innovation and can set an example to other sectors and businesses.’
Through this commitment, Victoria University has agreed to:
This joint pact means the universities are committed to strategic and operational action in support of the SDGs within their activities.