Hacettepe University Sustainable Development Commitment
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the Member States of the United Nations in 2015 to be achieved by 2030. The 2030 Agenda looks to the future for the planet and humanity and aims to eliminate poverty, protect our planet and ensure that all people live in peace and prosperity while meeting the needs of today’s generations and setting goals to sustainably improve the lives of future generations.
Being aware of its potential and responsibility, Hacettepe University aims to raise awareness about sustainable development goals, expand its curriculum and research to include critical analyzes of sustainable development goals, and finally cooperate with authorities and stakeholders to fulfill the requirements of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
Hacettepe University believes in its critical role in addressing global challenges and achieving sustainable development goals. Our university is among the first Turkish universities committed to achieving sustainable development goals. Hacettepe University established a Working Committee in April 2019 to implement its sustainable development goals in education, research, and community service activities. The Senate of our University unanimously accepted on 3 July 2019 that it officially committed to the 2030 Agenda.
Hacettepe University acknowledges that universities should aim to help society achieve its human development and sustainable development goals. Our university contributes to sustainable development goals through research projects, quality education, social responsibility projects, services, actions, and policies. The Working Committee regularly monitors the placement of sustainable development goals in research and publications. The data show that we actively contribute to 13 of the 17 sustainable development goals. In the first report of the Working Committee, it is seen that the most frequently contributed sustainable development goals of our university are 4, 5, 6, and 10.
According to THE World University Impact Rankings 2019 list, which measures the success of institutions in achieving their sustainable development goals, Hacettepe University ranked 87th in the world and second among Turkish universities. Hacettepe University has shown success as ranked 50th in Good Health and Well-Being (Sustainable Development Goal 3), 52th in Gender Equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5), and 83rd in Reduced Inequalities (Sustainable Development Goal 10).
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