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SLU and Agenda 2030

The teaching, research and environmental monitoring and assessment at SLU create knowledge that contributes to achieving the goals for sustainable development, both in Sweden and globally. Here, we give examples of SLU activities in connection to the global goals of Agenda 2030.

SLU contributes to the global goals

Agenda 2030 and the 17 global goals for sustainable development were adopted by the UN in 2015. The aim is to reduce poverty and achieve food security, improve education and health, mitigate climate change and achieve a sustainable use of sea and land-based ecosystems. SLU's education, research and environmental monitoring and assessment all strive to achieve many of these goals.

Innovations for a sustainable world

New knowledge from SLU is sought after by companies and organisations both in Sweden and internationally. Many companies have been created on the basis of ideas and research from SLU. Learn about some of these.

Scientific publications by the SDG's

SLU researchers continuously publish scholarly works related to one or more of the the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). Learn about our research output and it's societal impact for each of the goals.

SLU publications connection to the global goals and synergies. Illustration

An Eye for Science

Here we show some concrete examples on how SLU takes on fundamental issues that affect all of us.

News: SLU and Agenda 2030

Quality education (goal 4) and Gender equality (goal 5)

Programmes and courses at SLU cover sustainability issues, and all teachers do professional development training in these matters. Our research, courses and publications related to gender issues are presented below.

Decision support for Agenda 2030

Are landscapes and waters used sustainably? SLU's Environmental monitoring and assessment (EMA) delivers science-based decision support, expertise and up-to-date data on ecosystems, natural resources and species. Find current environmental data.

SLU takes stock of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

The Agenda 2030: SLU Sustainability Day 2023 – for all students and staff – delved into global and national achievements, SLU's contribution as well as discussions on strategies for the future.

Maria Knutson Wedel, Vice-Chancellor, SLU . Photo.

What does SLU do for the climate?

We provide knowledge, decision support and facts about climate solutions. We teach our students about sustainability and they inspire us to further reduce our impact on climate.

SLU works with the climate 52 weeks a year. Illustration: Michael Kvick, SLU

SLU improves global sustainability ranking among higher education institutions

SLU is climbing in rankings in The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023. For goal 13, Climate action, SLU is ranked 29th.

Published: 23 April 2024 - Page editor: ann-katrin.hallin@slu.se