Sustainable Development

Each month of this academic we pay more attention to the implementation of certain United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In May we focus on peace, justice and strong institutions (16 SDG) and partnership for the goals (17 SDG).

May 9th at 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. we kindly invite you to the equal opportunities training Prevention of Discrimination and Ensuring Equal Opportunities. The training will be led by Vilma Gabrieliūtė, Head of the Equal Opportunities Integration Group of the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman. The training will take place at I-414 prof. M. Maksimaitis conference hall. Please register here.

May 12th at 2 p.m we invite kindly you to the lecture of the British Ambassador to Lithuania John Brian Olley on leadership and diplomacy as a profession. The event will be held at I-414 prof. M. Maksimaitis conference hall.

The world’s prestigious university rating agency, Times Higher Education, has ranked higher education institutions with the greatest impact on sustainable development, successfully implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) was also rated in the rankings by the THE Impact Rankings 2022. The University was ranked in areas such as quality education, sustainable cities and communities, peace, justice and strong institutions, and partnership for the goals. The highest scores (59 out of 100) was gained on MRU’s impact on building peace, justice, and strong institutions. The university ranks among the world’s 301-400 most influential universities in this field.  For more information on the THE Impact Rankings 2022 please visit here

Every Thursday at 3 p.m. let‘s meet at the University’s old central building café. This month, over a cup of coffee we will talk about life on earth and peace, justice, and strong institutions. How can we personally help the Ukrainians, who are also fighting for peace in our country? How can we help Ukrainian war refugees in our country? What should the authorities do to preserve peace and justice? Let’s talk about these topics with your family members, colleagues, friends.

How can I contribute to mitigating climate change and fostering life on earth?

  • Bring a reusable cup or thermos to MRU;
  • Plant your own plant;
  • Take a walk around MRU (especially if you usually take a bus or car);
  • Try to do without plastic bags in the store for a month (bring your own);
  • Turn off the lights, computer, toaster, coffee machine when you’re not using them;
  • Organize a party to exchange obsolete clothes with friends;
  • Wash your clothing with cold water – most energy is used to heat the water;
  • Invite family or friends to dinner – get creative and make from what you already have;
  • Learn to make 1 perfect taste vegan dessert;
  • Find out about 10 aquatic animals you haven’t heard of.

On May 27th, the last Friday of the month, let’s celebrate a day without a car. Let’s leave the cars at home and come to the university on foot or by public transport.