Sustainable Development Goals: ___ Together.

A Message from the President

Pledge Together

On March 24, 2021, President Bill Flanagan leant his voice to the Joint Statement of Global University Leaders on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

“With their unique advantages in generating knowledge, uniting stakeholders and enabling transformation, leading universities around the world should play an active and essential role in forging a sustainable future through dialogue, solidarity and collaboration.”

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Times Higher Education Impact Rankings: 64th in the world.

Meaningful performance

The University of Alberta has been ranked one of the world’s top 100 universities for its ongoing efforts to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The university ranked highest in in the global goals of Life on Land and Zero Hunger, finishing 14th and 16th, respectively.

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About the Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 and set out a blueprint for achieving peace and prosperity for people and planet by the year 2030. They recognize that ending poverty and inequality goes hand-in-hand with protecting the environment and building the economy.

The SDGs align well with the University of Alberta’s vision to build one of the world's great universities for the public good. As part of placing Canada on the forefront of global change, through discovery and learning, our academic community is helping to pave the way toward achieving these “global goals” in the ten years that remain.


Learn Together

Gain deeper understanding of SDG-related issues with events and videos.

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Act Together

Access resources and gain inspiration to take action for the SDGs.

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About this webpage

This webpage is maintained by the Sustainability Council and University of Alberta International, as part of our joint work advancing and promoting the Sustainable Development Goals.