As a leading technological university, Strathclyde embraces a global outlook in research. We are proud to be applying this dedication in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
The Goals provide a unique opportunity to put the whole world on a more prosperous and sustainable path – they are as relevant to improving living standards in the most deprived areas of Glasgow as they are to vulnerable communities in the developing world.
The Faculty of Engineering has a long history of innovative and impactful projects led by our own staff and students in collaboration with partner communities including Malawi, the Gambia, Kenya, Zambia and Ghana.
We have used funding to:
- Bring power to rural schools
- Support opportunities for entrepreneurial growth with the provision of energy micro grids
- Provide better access to health professionals with training and bike ambulances
- Assess and upgrade water sources for tens of thousands of people
We balance meaningful research, student action and the development of effective technology to achieve tangible and, crucially, long-lasting outcomes for communities across the globe.
By supporting these initiatives, the University is in a leading position to deepen and strengthen the means of sustainable empowerment in these developing countries.