SDG Progress Report



The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These goals are designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all" by addressing various global challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice. Here's how the SDGs can be aligned with a university curriculum, specifically the Baku State University (BSU), to demonstrate its commitment to sustainable development:

  • Incorporating SDGs into Course Content: BSU can integrate the principles and objectives of the SDGs into the content of its courses across disciplines. For example, economics courses can explore topics related to poverty alleviation (SDG 1) and economic growth (SDG 8), while environmental science courses can focus on issues like climate action (SDG 13) and life on land (SDG 15).
  • Research and Projects: BSU can encourage research and projects that address specific SDGs. Faculty and students can work on projects related to sustainable development, such as studying renewable energy technologies (SDG 7), conducting biodiversity research (SDG 15), or analyzing policies for gender equality (SDG 5).
  • Community Engagement: BSU can engage with local communities to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. This can involve outreach programs, volunteering activities, or partnerships with local organizations working on issues such as education (SDG 4), health (SDG 3), and poverty reduction (SDG 1).
  • Curriculum Development: BSU can develop new courses or modify existing ones to explicitly address the SDGs. For example, a course on sustainable development could cover topics related to all 17 goals, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the interconnectedness of global challenges and the importance of sustainable solutions.
  • Capacity Building: BSU can offer training programs and workshops to build capacity in areas relevant to the SDGs, such as sustainable agriculture (SDG 2), renewable energy (SDG 7), and environmental conservation (SDG 15). This can help prepare students for careers in fields that contribute to sustainable development.

By aligning its curriculum and activities with the SDGs, BSU demonstrates its commitment to addressing global challenges and contributing to a more sustainable future. This approach not only enhances the quality of education and research but also equips students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to become active agents of positive change in their communities and the world. We offer courses and they are linked to officially recognised credits (ECTS). They lead to the award of an officially recognised qualification that specifically refers to climate science and environmental sustainability such as Ecology major.

For more details see: SDG Progress Report