Webinar on Integrating the SDGs in Higher Education

Education for Sustainable Development

Mohammad Amin Hakimi, Career Service and Training Manager at Kardan University, participated in a webinar on 'The Future of Higher Education: Integrating the SDGs in Higher Education' on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

The universities' role in implementing SDGs and their impact on society was a key discussion topic of the session. Participating members also highlighted the role of UNESCO and its top five priorities in the implementation of SDGs:

  • Advancing Policy
  • Transforming learning environment
  • Building capacities of educators
  • Mobilizing and empowering youth
  • Accelerating sustainable solutions at the local level

"Attending such webinars is beneficial, and I highly recommend our staff members to attend these webinars to help the university provide and submit data for this years SDGs and to appear in top universities of the world in Times Higher Education Impact Ranking 2021," said Mr. Hakimi.

The International Association of Universities (AIU) Global Cluster on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development(HESD) promotes the role and potential that HEIs globally have to achieve the SDGs and Agenda 2030. Higher education institutions have already started to address the SDGs in multiple ways, thus impacting teaching, research, leadership, and campus operations. The Cluster encourages collaboration and a holistic approach to the SDGs, focusing specifically on the whole institution approach.

Kardan University recognizes that achieving sustainable development goals is essential to our students, community, and our future success. Sustainability is a strategic priority at Kardan University, reflected in everything we do – from training our students on the fundamentals of sustainability to conducting cutting-edge research and ensuring that our campus operations are delivered in a sustainable and future-friendly manner.

Read more about sustainability at https://kardan.edu.af/sustainability/