University of Leicester SDG Report
University of Leicester has created their first standalone SDG Report that maps their commitment to the SDGs. Find out more from them below and read the report (available to download).
At the heart of the UK, Leicester is a leading university committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. Celebrating diversity among our staff and students; widening participation in higher education; engaging with local, national and international communities – all of these are part of what we do and who we are.
The University was founded 100 years ago as a living memorial to those that gave their lives in WW1. Today that ethos of thinking global, acting local is more pertinent than ever. It is only natural then, that the University of Leicester has committed to contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals through their inclusion in the Social Impact Strategy and as one of the first UK HE signatories of the SDG Accord in September 2017.
This report outlines the results of a year-long mapping exercise identifying our current academic contribution to the SDGs. It also highlights our operational and engagement activities aimed at further integrating the SDGs into every day University life.