The Higher Education and the SDGs Network is a forum for all university staff and students at ACU member universities who are directly engaging in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda, including:
The network aims to facilitate peer learning, through sharing knowledge and good practice, discovering potential avenues for collaboration and partnerships, and sharing different approaches to how universities are engaging with the SDGs within each of the following thematic areas:
Open to professional and academic staff at ACU member universities, the Challenge Grants support collaborative work focused on the Higher Education and the SDGs Network’s priority themes.
Applications are currently open and will close on 17 May.Find out more
Our networks are spaces where knowledge, capacity and resources can be shared. Crucially, they are practical, with activities that have a direct impact on university practice and the wider world. Benefits include:
There are two main ways to be part of the network:
Networks are open to all staff members and students at ACU member universities - with over 500 member universities in 50 countries, that’s a potential group of 10 million students and more than 1 million academic and professional staff.
Whether you are a student, vice-chancellor, academic or professional at an ACU member university, by joining a network you will instantly become part of a global collaboration with a diverse set of potential partners. You can join as many ACU networks and communities as you like, at any time.
The steering committee sets the vision, strategic direction and delivery plans for the network. Some committee members also lead a thematic group that focuses on a mission-oriented or subject based theme for the network.
Impact and engagement leads
Prof Andrew Church, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), University of Brighton
Dr Vincent Ankamah-Lomotey, Registrar, C K Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS)
West Africa representative
Southern & East Africa representative
South Asia representative
East Asia representative
Caribbean and Americas
ACU Council Sponsor
To find out more, email SDGs@acu.ac.uk
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