Launch of the 2nd GUNi International Conference on SDGs: Higher Education & Science Take Action. Summary Report
· This Summary Reportprovides the reader with a comprehensive picture of the discussions, topics and recommendations covered during the 2nd GUNi International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals: Higher Education and Science Take Action.
· The 2nd GUNi International Conference on SDGs and Higher Education was held in Barcelona in March 2020 and put the Agenda 2030 at the center of the work of higher education institutions towards sustainable development and social transformation. The Conference counted on the participation of over 230 attendees from all over the world.
After a successful first edition of the International Conference on SDGs: Actors and Implementation, GUNi held the second edition of the GUNi International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals: Higher Education and Science Take Action on the 5th and 6th of March 2020 at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona.
This second edition put the spotlight on how higher education institutions are embedding sustainable development in their core missions, and focused on showcasing, explaining and sharing scientific research, innovative practices, projects, programmes and initiatives that university communities are carrying out with the aim of implementing the 2030 Agenda. These included different perspectives and approaches: from research to teaching, institutional leadership and student initiatives. Taking a pragmatic and multidisciplinary approach, this International Conference brought together scholars, university professionals, students, experts and practitioners from all around the world.
The Report has been edited with the support of the Catalan Agency of Development Cooperation (ACCD) and the Research and Universities Secretariat of the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya).