Global Priorities, Educated Solutions
: the role of academia in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals
Co-authored by members of the IARU institutions, Global Priorities, Educated Solutions: the role of academia in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, is an online publication that explores the role of academia in advancing the SDGs. The purpose of this project is to identify the specific pathways for universities to engage in fostering dialogue, innovating, measuring, reporting, and developing solutions for the 17 goals. The publication is framed around four complementary themes:
- Scholarship for solutions: innovation and experiential teaching and research in the context of the SDGs.
- Walking the talk: how campuses can lead by example in terms of operational excellence and using the campus as a test bed for innovation.
- Next generation innovation: the role of students in advancing world-changing ideas.
- Service for society: universities as thought-leaders and collaborative partners in addressing global challenges.
Each chapter includes an introduction to explain the track, a review of opportunities, a section on hurdles and solutions, and a set of case studies, and some additional quick tips. The site also includes a repository of resources for further reading and links for where to find more information.
This publication will be maintained online to support ongoing updates and spontaneous translation to other languages.