2021 Sustainability Institution of the Year - King Faisal University - Saudi Arabia
King Faisal University (KFU) has launched an unparalleled institutional identity, making the contribution to achieving food security and environmental sustainability for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia a strategic option. This identity has transformed all of the University functions to serve the goal of enhancing food security and environmental sustainability.
We have highlighted nine related domains, which are water, agriculture, environment, management, technology, health, transportation, logistics and manufacturing, showing how every faculty within the University can contribute to our goal. The distinctive aspect of our identity is the existence of a clear role for all university colleges in achieving the aspirations of this identity, and in a way that achieves a state of institutional integration and interdisciplinarity. Through the contribution of KFU’s institutional identity, we found ourselves engaging in joint projects, which contribute towards solving certain challenges that are directly linked to the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as water conservation, food security, and sustainability of natural resources.
With the adoption of this identity, KFU demonstrated an example within the region of how academic institutions can enhance their roles and maximize their impacts.