Tackling the World’s Most Pressing Challenges

Our vision for UWS is to be among the global leaders of excellent, relevant and purposeful research aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. UWS has committed to placing the SDGs at the heart of our Strategy 2025. Set by the United Nations General Assembly, the Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all" by the year 2030. UWS Vice-Chancellor, Prof Craig Mahoney and Prof Milan Radosavljevic, Vice Principal Research Innovation and Engagement have both signed UN Sustainable Development Goals Accord in 2021, demonstrating the University’s commitment to sustainability and building on our existing research and education strengths, transforming our world and improving lives. To find out how UWS is responding to this urgent call for action through research, click on the individual sustainable development goals icons.