Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
In September 2015, Australia was one of 193 countries, to commit to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals were developed as a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. Newcastle is a United Nations City, with the Newcastle City Council adopting the SDGs as a cornerstone for planning and the University of Newcastle being home to Australia's only United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and accredited International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL institute).
The University of Newcastle is committed to aligning our strategic priorities to the 17 SDGs and will benchmark our strategic activity against them, providing a globally recognised framework to measure our impact.
In our recent history, our students, our alumni, our researchers, our stakeholders and our staff have all been united in their vision to see the University address environmental and social sustainability as a guiding principal of our activities. This vision has shaped and guided our core value of sustainability, which is at the heart of our strategic plan.
SDG Reporting and Policies
- University of Newcastle
- Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources
- Hunter Medical Research Institute
The University of Newcastle Policy Library is the authoritative source for the University’s policy documents including: Rules. Policies, Guidelines and Schedules. Procedures. Associated Information (codes of practice, legislation, website links, forms and other documents).
- Search keyword "SDG" for a list of relevant sustainability policies.
Reports on Equitable Access to Education
The below reports show live data reflecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status, Gender and Socio-Economic status. The data may be filtered by each measure listed below:
- Undergraduate Admission Proportions by Equity Group
Proportions of Applicants, Offers, Acceptances and Enrolments
- Undergraduate Admission and Retention Rates by Equity Group
- Application to Enrolment, Commencing Retention, and overall
- Completion Rates by Gender
Department of Education, Skills and Employment - report on Completions rates of Higher Education Students. Select "Cohort Analysis" then filter for the University of Newcastle and also Gender.
17 SDGs, were adopted by the UN in 2015 to provide a framework to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
The University of Newcastle lists activities associated with each individual SDG in relation to projects, partnerships, news and events.
A United Nations International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders.
CIFAL Newcastle is affiliated to the United Nations through its parent body UNITAR. CIFAL Newcastle’s purpose is to equip and empower communities and organisations with skills and resources to action Sustainable Development Goals.
Research, Teaching and Partnerships for Sustainability
The United Nations encourage everyone to come together, governments, civil society, scientists, academia and the private sector, to achieve the sustainable development goals.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.