As part of Arcada’s work for sustainability and social responsibility, Agenda 2030 and the 17 sustainable development goals will be emphasized in teaching, research and on campus. For example, the study modules will be matched with the SDG’s they correspond to during this academic year.
The idea is to make the goals and the work to achieve them visible to the students both in the descriptions of the degree programmes and during separate study units.
Arcada’s research projects will in the same manner be linked to relevant SDG’s. This strengthens Arcada's strategic focus in research, which is to create solutions that are smart and globally relevant.
Goals made visible during the academic year
As part of the campaign for sustainability development goals, sustainability actions will be made visible both in Arcada’s communication and on campus. The sustainability campaign runs throughout the academic year and various goals are presented when they are relevant. The first goals are #7 Affordable and clean energy and #13 Climate action.
Agenda 2030, i.e. the 17 Sustainable Development Goals seek to end poverty and hunger, realize the human rights of all, achieve gender equality, and ensure the lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources. The Sustainable Development Goals are integrated and indivisible, and balance the thre dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.
Sustainability is part of Arcada’s strategy since early 2000's. All universities of applied sciences in Finland are committed to working for sustainable development and responsibility and to consider direct and indirect consequences for the surrounding society in all their activities. The universities of applied sciences have approved a joint programme for sustainable development and responsibility.
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