If you want to put your imprint on the university’s SDG agenda, there is plenty of opportunity. You can submit your idea here or engage with other students in different networks. Please see contact information and read more about the students’ SDG pool on this page.
Why does SDU work with the SDGs?
The UN’s SDGs
Do you have a good idea?
Equality, poverty and climate challenges – get in on the fight for a sustainable future!
The SDG Pool - a great idea, a concept and a plan – apply for funds here
Language, Engineering, Nature, Health and Social Studies - all of SDU’s education programmes and methods contribute to a sustainable future
More girls in technical education programmes and climate garden for students
Me, the sustainability committee – and you?
On 5 February 2021, SDU has officially worked with the UN’s 17 SDGs for 500 days. As a nearly graduated biologist I love the SDGs and the implying possibilities for changes. That is the reason why I joined SDU’s SDG journey from the very beginning.
Students from SDU have won an international competition about sustainable campuses
150 students jump-started the year with an international competition for sustainability, when Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hosted the Green Campus Challenge 2021 alongside The Confederation of Danish Industry
Participate in an international challenge on sustainable campuses with other students
If you are passionate about sustainability and have an idea on how to make university campuses more sustainable, you can as a student at SDU participate in a competition with students from other universities.
Apply for funds for activities in the SDG Pool!
And be part of improving well-being among students at SDU during COVID-19
The Inspiration Prize 2020
The Inspiration Prize is presented to a group of staff and/or students who have devoted themselves to working with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Students develop sustainable sanitary towels from plants
Three students were tired of not being able to find sustainable sanitary towels. So, they developed one from plant fibres that is just as absorbent as conventional sanitary towels. Now they are looking for patents and investors.
SDU sorts waste
Technical Services is working flat out to make waste sorting more visible at SDU on a daily basis. This it is not as simple as it sounds however, but through a joint effort we are heading in the right direction.
The Students’ SDG Pool
Do you or your association have lots of good ideas for activities based on the UN’s SDGs? If so you can apply for funds in the The Students’ SDG Pool. The application deadline is October 1, 2020.
New printers: CO2 emissions reduced by 79 per cent
SDU will be replacing its printers in week 7. 276 of the old printers will be replaced by 140 new printers, which are faster, ensure a higher degree of confidentiality and use much less energy.
Old concrete furniture gets a new life
Old unused furniture is being taken out from the basement and getting a new design in a project that will give staff and students more opportunities to sit outside
SDU focuses on four new initiatives
The Executive Board has selected four projects that will receive financial support from the Executive Board’s Strategic Pool over the next three years
500 days with the Sustainable Development Goals – Share your story!
On 5 February 2021 it’s been 500 days since students and employees gathered at a kick-off in September 2019 to mark the start of SDU’s work with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Many students and employees made significant contributions.
Result of the vote
Circular economy, exercise and car-pooling
A total of 2,116 staff members and students have voted. They pointed out the following things: in the first instance, SDU should address strengthening the circular economy, opportunities for more exercise during the working day, as well as greener and smaller transport.
Over 200 proposals from staff members and students
Up until now, a total of approximately 200 proposals have been received solely through the digital proposal box at mitsdu.dk, sdunet.dk and sdu.dk. The majority of the proposals relate to how SDU can be greener, healthier and more diverse as a workplace and place of study.