Sustainable Development Goals
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by the United Nations. All 193 member states of the United Nations – and therefore Austria – are committed to working towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at regional, national, and international level. Therefore, this transformation of our world in becoming an economic, social, and ecological sustainable society is understood as the core element.
Danube University Krems contributes to the project UniNEtZ (Universitäten und Nachhaltige EntwicklungsZiele) of the Alliance of Sustainable Universities in Austria. The project UniNEtZ has set out to create a paper for the Austrian government, which comprises a catalogue to identify and evaluate future-oriented possibilities of action in regards of the implementation of the 17 sustainable developments goals adopted by the Council of Ministers. At the same time, the country’s main target is to implement sustainable development in Austria i.a. throughout an improved interdisciplinary network, and strengthened cooperation between universities as well as in identifying the requirement of research and options for action. Danube University Krems will mainly deliver its contribution to the following topics:
Please find further information concerning the SDGs on the website of Federal Chancellery of Austria.
Get together for the SDGs and sustainability
Since 2015, Danube University Krems is member of the Alliance for Responsible Science. In order to embed the topics sustainability as well as the UN’s agenda goals 2030 firmly in the university’s key strategies, it is since 2017 a member of the Alliance of Sustainable Universities in Austria, and the Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA).
The Alliance of Sustainable Universities in Austria is a network comprising 16 different universities pursuing the goal to link sustainability strongly to their activities. Based on the jointly agreed understanding of sustainability, the universities continuously exchange information, initiate and conduct projects e.g. the Conference Science in Transition held in 2018, in which Danube University Krems played a leading role regarding conception and performance.
Concept for sustainable development
In 2019, a concept for sustainable development of the Danube University Krems was created during a process in which university-based departments participated.