Our commitment to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals

As a world-leading, research-intensive university, the University of Glasgow is committed to contributing towards the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a call to action in tackling the most pressing global challenges facing humanity and the natural world. We are proud of our community of students, staff and partners who, through research, education and knowledge transfer, make a meaningful impact to our global society.

As a reflection of our commitment to the SDGs, Glasgow was the first UK University to declare it would divest from fossil fuels within a decade and the first in Scotland to declare a Climate Emergency.  Our ambitious new Sustainability Strategy, Glasgow Green, also commits the University to a significant plan of action to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. We are dedicated to inclusive growth and just transition, where sustainability is placed at the heart of everything we do.

Our contribution towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

The University of Glasgow made a global commitment to supporting the SDGs by signing the UN SDG Accord in 2017. Our contribution towards achievement of the UN’s SDGs are best demonstrated through our World Leading Research, our Civic Role and Engagement, our Learning and Teaching activity and University Operations.