A Guide for Members of Governing Bodies – Glossary


Respecting the need to manage within environmental limits while supporting economic growth that respects social needs over the longer term.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

17 interconnected Global Goals which provide a global call to action to deliver a sustainable future in which poverty is ended, the planet and natural resources are protected and every person can enjoy peace and prosperity.

Living Lab

A research concept that is understood and applied in several different ways within the higher education sector. At its heart, it aims to establish partnerships or programmes which connect academic activities of the institution with non-academic partners. These partners can be university internal operations departments, local communities, businesses, charities, and other organisations.


The capacity to recover quickly from difficult situations and external shocks. 

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