Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015 world leaders agreed on the long-term Sustainable Development Goals. It is a long-term development path based on three pillars: economic development, social development and environmental protection.
Let’s study and work sustainably!
Each month of this academic year, we will pay more attention to the implementation of specific Sustainable Development Goals. In September, the focus will be on poverty and hunger, in October good health, well-being and quality education, in November – gender equality, clean water and sanitation, in December – affordable and clean energy and decent work and economic growth, in January – industry, innovation and infrastructure and reducing inequalities, in February – sustainable cities as well as infrastructure and responsible consumption and production, in March – climate change and water bodies, in April – life on land, in May – peace, justice and strong institutions and partnerships to achieve these goals.
- Let’s save electricity, heat and water. Turn off unnecessary electrical appliances. Reduce the brightness of the computer screen.
- Let’s reduce paper consumption. Print only the most necessary documents and on both sides of the sheet. Let’s use recycled printing paper.
- Let’s eat healthy. Eat seasonal food grown in Lithuania, try new plant-based recipes, give up disposable dishes.
- Let’s reduce the impact of transport. Come to the University by bike or public transport, cooperate with colleagues, walk part of the way.
- Let’s buy less, share, recycle. Before buying a new thing, let’s think carefully about whether we really need it or whether we need packaging. Share with family members, friends and neighbors. Let’s give ourselves a deeper recycling challenge.
United Nations Academic Impact has recognized GoGreen Project: University Studies Environmental Psychology in Young People | United Nations, by Environmental Psychology Research Centre
International Partnership and Rankings
MRU takes part in the International Association of University Cluster Higher Education for Sustainable Development. Together with partners universities MRU cooperates in the SDG 11 Cluster Sustainable Cities and Communities.
The world university rankings agency Times Higher Education has announced the higher education institutions that have the greatest impact on the sustainable development on society and the environment, successfully implementing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mykolas Romeris University has been highly rated for the second time in THE Impact Rankings 2023. The university was evaluated in all 17 thematic areas of the Sustainable Development Goals, and was rated highest in the areas of gender equality (SDG5), reducing inequalities (SDG10), responsible consumption and production (SDG12), life on earth (SDG15) and peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG16). MRU is the only Lithuanian university ranked in the field of peace, justice and strong institutions. 1.591 universities from 112 countries participated in THE Impact Rankings in 2023, which has been running since 2018. More detailed information on the latest sustainable society and environment development rankings can be found here.
UI Greenmetric annually publishes a ranking of world universities against various sustainability indicators. In 2022, 1050 universities in the world from 85 countries were ranked according to their contribution and impact on areas such as science and studies, infrastructure, energy, climate change, waste management, water and transport. Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) is the only University of Lithuania that has entered the UI GreenMetric. MRU ranks 198th among the most sustainable universities in Europe and 570th position among the world’s universities. In 2022, MRU ranked 127 positions higher than in the 2021 world university ranking category. More detailed information can be found here:
- 2021 Report on Sustainable Activities, Diversity and Equal Opportunities
- 2022 Report on Sustainable Activities, Diversity and Equal Opportunities
- E-Waste Management, 2023
Student Sustainable Development Club
Jari Bouwman, Leader
Sustainable Development Office
Dr. Nomeda Gudelienė, Advisor to Deputy Rector on Sustainable Development
Yuliana Shuhani, Manager
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