UniNEtZ - Universities and Sustainable Development Goals

In the project "UniNEtZ - Universities and Sustainable Development Goals", a total of 24 university and non-university partner institutions in Austria are taking on social responsibility by working together to contribute to a socio-ecological transformation. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015 serve as a framework. Just as the SDGs are interconnected in many ways and can only be implemented in an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary manner, UniNEtZ represents a broad spectrum of expertise from the social sciences, natural sciences, technology, art and music. The groups are made up of scientists, artists and students from a wide range of disciplines and institutions.
The results of the first project phase (2019-2021) are published in the UniNEtZ Options Report: "Universities and Sustainable Development Goals. Austria's options for action to implement the UN 2030 Agenda for a future worth living", which shows options and measures for sustainable development for each SDG.

In the meantime, not only has the network of partner institutions grown, but also the thematic focus of the project. In the current second project phase (2022-2024, UniNEtZ II), the 17 SDGs are supplemented by five focus areas. From transdisciplinary dialog with various stakeholder groups to scientific monitoring of the implementation of the options, the design of a sustainable research landscape and the creation of inter-university, transformative study programs, a wide range of topics are covered that work towards the same goal: a socio-ecological transformation that should enable a good life for all.

Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, BMBWF
Graz University of Technology, Rectorate of TU Graz

Projekt partners:
Academy of Fine Arts Vienn - akbild
Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt - AAU
FH Salzburg

Karl Franzens University Graz - KFU
Leopold Franzens University Innsbruck - UIBK
Medical University of Innsbruck - MUI
University College of Teacher Education - PH Tirol
University for Continuing Education Krems - UWK
University Mozarteum Salzburg - MOZ
University of Applied Arts Vienna - die Angewandte
University of Arts Graz - KUG
University of Leoben - MUL

University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna - BOKU
University of Music and Performing Arts - MDW
University of Salzburg - PLUS
University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna – VETMed
University of Vienna - univie

Climate Change Centre Austria - CCCA
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GeoSphere Austria