About GCUA 2030

Last changed: 12 July 2021
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The goal of GCUA 2030 is to enhance the capacity of its partners to contribute to Agenda 2030 and the SDGs through international collaboration.

It is clear that the transformative change envisioned in UN’s Agenda 2030 will require active and strategic collaboration across different geographic levels – local, regional and global – between different organisational levels and across different disciplines and areas of expertise.

Universities and higher education institutes have a key role to play, not only in relation to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number four, Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning for all, but also by contributing knowledge and innovation that can contribute to achieving all SDGs. The SDGs are ambitious and time is running short – there is thus a need to mobilise and move to concrete, collaborative action.

Why GCUA 2030?

The objective of GCUA 2030 is to equip the next generation of researchers, teachers and academic leaders with knowledge, tools and networks that will strengthen their capacity to work across disciplines and to conduct translational research. GCUA 2030 offers a range of virtual and physical learning activities to stimulate and ensure networking, knowledge-sharing and co-learning at all levels within and among GCUA 2030 universities.

Governance structure

The General Assembly is the decision-making body of GCUA 2030 with representation from all partners through contact persons. GCUA 2030 is coordinated by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and funded by STINT 2021-2023 strategic grant for internationalization.


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GCUA 2030 coordinator

Elisabeth Rajala
Telephone: +46 18 672036, +46 73 801 33 56

SLU Global supports SLU's work for global development to contribute to Agenda 2030.

SLU Global
Vice-Chancellor's Office

Agricultural Sciences for Global Development
PO Box 7005, SE-750 07 Uppsala
Visiting address: Almas Allé 7
global@slu.se    www.slu.se/slu-global 
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