The University of Silesia supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by representatives of 193 member states of the United Nations during the General Assembly in 2015.
In the “Transforming our world: Agenda for sustainable development 2030” resolution, 17 global goals, and 169 objectives and tasks have been listed as areas of key importance for humanity, taking into account the balance between economic, social and environmental development.
Realizing its mission of social responsibility through research, teaching and artistic activities, the University of Silesia undertakes a number of initiatives and projects that support achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Employees, and students associated with the university, working individually and in teams, take up topics important from the perspective of region, country and world. They seek solutions to fight poverty, hunger and social inequalities, study life on land and underwater, and analyze the effects of climate change. The results of their research contribute to improving the conditions and quality of life of othes. They create modern technologies, explore the cultural heritage of world and nations, as well as the macro- and microcosm. They share knowledge, popularize science and awaken the cognitive curiosity of people of all ages. They teach critical thinking, word sensitivity, and tenacity in asking questions. Their research, teaching and artistic activities contribute to transforming the world.
Information on the Sustainable Development Goals is available at https://www.un.org.