Universities have a critical role to play in providing answers to grand societal challenges. In our time, one of the greatest challenges facing the future of our planet is sustainable development. Universities generate new knowledge and innovations that provide solutions to the interconnected social, economic and environmental challenges captured in the SDGs.
This report is a snapshot of what we did in 2021 to advance sustainability across SDU. In the report, we talk about how we contribute to solving some of the challenges facing society, and we review the events of the year and the results we have achieved. At SDU, we believe that openness and transparency are important – not least in our work with sustainability. Therefore, the report also sheds light on areas where improvements are needed.
The report shows that researchers at SDU are occupied with sustainability and are engaged in a wide variety of sustainability-related research activities. The examples range from green aviation fuel to inequality in healthcare and sustainable markets. The report also shows that the activities are happening globally and locally in collaboration with other universities, companies and public institutions.