Welcome to the University Network for Sustainable Development, a platform about learning, exchanging, and partnering to be SDG learners today and SDG leaders tomorrow!
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for everyone. Pursuing the quest of SDGs is a common global effort, and universities are unquestionably actors in order for the SDGs to materialize in the future.
The Network allows universities joining to be informed about other universities’ achievements on SDGs learning activities, to create partnerships among one another, as well as with UNITAR, while improving their educational system with exclusive access to official UN learning material, documentation and resources around SDGs and Sustainable Development.
Secure your place and join the University Network for Sustainable Development by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Cuenca is an academic community, with its own legal status, academic, administrative, financial and organic autonomy, public law, secular, non-profit, pluralistic and open to all currents and forms of universal thought, funded by the State and is part of the Higher Education System of Ecuador.
It is a public university of teaching and research, whose mission is to train professionals and scientists committed to improving the quality of life, in the context of interculturalism and in harmony with nature. The University bases its capacity to respond to the scientific and human challenges of the times on academic quality, creativity and innovation, and to fulfill its commitment to the construction of an equitable, supportive and efficient regional, national and international society.
The general purpose of the "Sustainable UPB" strategy is to achieve the transformation of attitudes and practices of all the instances of the University so that they permeate the culture and, with this, to understand that sustainability is rarely a product of chance and that to achieve it requires rigorous, consistent and human-centered work as a principle of action.
Interaction with stakeholders has allowed us to recognize sustainability as a matter of utmost relevance in the University, which implies making efforts aligned with the purpose of mitigating and reducing impacts and potentiating positive externalities, such efforts consolidate us as the first Carbon Neutral university in Latin America, certified by ICONTEC since 2017 and as the first Zero Waste university in Latin America and the Caribbean since 2021.