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#PlanetPartners: Working together to change the world

Release Date 27 May 2021

SDG17: Partnerships for the Goals

 

The University of Reading is working with hundreds of individuals, organisations and governments to help fight global issues facing society.

The University’s institutional and research efforts are underpinned by the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are aimed at tackling societal and environmental challenges across the planet and are closely aligned with the University’s own strategy.

This May, the University of Reading is running a new #PlanetPartners campaign, inviting its entire community to share examples of work towards all the SDGs.

SDG17: Partnerships for the Goals promotes international collaborations that strengthen work towards the SDGs.

“As individuals, we are all capable of actions that make a small positive impact on the world, but by working together we can truly change it." - Professor Robert Van de Noort, Vice-Chancellor, University of Reading

Examples of work by the University to address SDG17 include:

 

 

Professor Robert Van de Noort, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, said: “As individuals, we are all capable of actions that make a small positive impact on the world, but by working together we can truly change it.

“Working with partners across the planet has been fundamental to the success the University has achieved, and will always be at the centre of our approach to addressing global challenges.”

The UN’s SDGs incorporate themes across the ‘five Ps’: People, Prosperity, Planet, Peace and Partnership. These align with the University of Reading’s own strategic themes: Community, Excellence, Sustainability and Engagement.

This campaign follows the publication of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021, in which Reading participated for the first time and ranked in the top 200 globally, which scored participating universities on their support of the individual SDGs.

#PlanetPartners

The University’s latest campaign is a continuation of the #PlanetPartners campaign launched by the University in October 2019, which is highlighting ways the University is working with global partners on projects that benefit the environment.

Follow the campaign and share your examples of work  on Twitter: @UniofReading | Facebook: /theuniversityofreading | Instagram: @uniofreading | LinkedIn: University of Reading | TikTok: @uniofreading using the hashtags #PlanetPartners and #sdgoals

 

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