GCUAW9 Life Science Universities and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Global Challenges University Alliance (GCUA) Workshop: “Life Science Universities and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” was held 16 - 18 April 2018 at BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria.
The workshop was about opportunities for sharing best practice examples in addressing the SDGs in political and societal action, in teaching and in research, for discussing the specific role of life science Universities for contributing to reaching the SDGs by their integration of socio-economic, ecological and technical aspects of land use and food chains and for sketching a way forward in fulfilling the claims of society.
a) SDGs as societal and political mission for Universities
b) SDGs as mission for Universities in education for sustainable development in the future
c) SDGs as mission in research – address contradictions, identify knowledge gaps and pathways to sustainability