Sustainable Development Goals

Alignment with National 
and Global objectives

The University of Newcastle is committed to aligning our strategic priorities to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We are proud to be home to Australia's only United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) accreditedInternational Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) institute and the only University in Australia to fly the United Nations flag.

We will benchmark our strategic activity against the 17 SDGs, providing a globally recognised framework to measure our impact. Our strategy is also inspired by the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration, which sets a vision for a world-class education system for all Australians that promotes equity and excellence, and creates successful lifelong learners who are active and informed members of the community.

We will support the achievement of the Declaration's Goals and Commitments to Action through our University's activities.

Scroll the table below side-to-side to see how our strategic priorities align with the United Nationals sustainable development goals.

United Nations Sustainable
 Development Goals
No poverty Zero hunger Good health and well-being Quality education Gender equality Clean water and sanitation Affordable clean energy Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Reduced inequalities Sustainable cities and communities Responsible consumption and production Climate action Life below water Life on land Peace, justice and strong institutions Partnerships for the goals
Indigenous Higher Education,
Innovation and Engagment
Better, Healthier Living
Next Generation Resources
Connected Communitees
Growing Industries
Life-Ready Graduates
Asia Pacific Focus
Reimagining Our Campuses
Inspiring People
Our Values Excellence

Strongly Aligned Aligned

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.