PRME is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007 as a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, and to equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow.
The School strives to make a difference by addressing some of the great challenges we face regionally and globally. We have a strong team of researchers dedicated to tackling issues such as climate change, disaster relief, indigenous participation and barriers to equitable healthcare. We have strong collaborative partnerships with our communities and industry, and we actively engage these partners in dialogue and debate about issues of global significance.
Our current Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Report demonstrates our achievements as a world-class University, Faculty and Business School. We are proud to show good progress with respect to all six PRME principles. We have done so through initiatives in research and teaching, as well as through increasing community and industry engagement.
In addition to continuing our current work in support of the six PRME principles, a key objective over the next 24-month period will be to embed learning objectives that are pertinent to responsible management into our assurance of learning. In particular, we will assess the extent to which all of our degree graduates attain skills and knowledge relevant to competencies such as ethical management and social responsibility.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
As a PRME signatory, the school is also committed to supporting and promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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.