University Reports on UN Sustainable Development Goals

Frederick University has become in 2019 an Institutional member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which brings together universities, NGOs, research institutes, international organisations and governments to develop and promote solutions, policies and public education for sustainable development through the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It is also a founding member of the Cyprus branch of the Sustainable Solutions Network.

In the 2020 review of its Strategic Plan, the University Council approved the inclusion of a new Action in the short-term action plan. Specifically, Action 13 states, “The Council of the University identifies that the SDGs directly match and overlap with the core values and goals of Frederick and to this end they should be strongly promoted and adopted within the operations. Actions should be undertaken to ensure that there is widespread understanding of these goals among the community, identification at departmental level of specific goals that can be served and rethinking of curriculum development and research directions to better promote and support them. Specific policies and decisions should be taken at governance level to ensure that the university leads by example towards serving the SDG goals”.

Within this framework, Frederick University is committed to the publication each year of a report that focuses on the progress achieved and challenges ahead in relation to the service of the various SDGs.

The annual reports are provided below: