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Centre for Sustainable Development

Our mission

Our mission is to embrace an integrated and equitable approach to teaching, research, and innovation, to co-create solutions with our global partners across academia, civil society, and the public and private sectors, to secure real world impact and to tackle the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Centre for Sustainable Development.
Centre for Sustainable Development.
Sustainable Development Goals.
Sustainable Development Goals.

Our guiding principles

The University’s Strategic Plan, Vision 2025, puts sustainability at its heart and makes a clear commitment to deliver against the SDGs across all areas of activity, including research, teaching and operational matters.

The centre seeks to foster collaboration and equitable partnerships to ensure that no one is left behind. With this in mind, the centre will operate under a series of guiding principles:

1. We will be outward-looking in all our work

2. We will champion new partnership working across all society

3. We will apply an integrated model to our work, combining education, research and knowledge sharing

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Professor Sir Jim McDonald
"Our Centre for Sustainable Development provides a platform for enhanced cross-national and cross-institutional work to address the global grand challenges. Notably, we look to build on our exceptional relationship with industry to take our work beyond the boundaries of academia and accelerate the real world impact of our projects."
Professor Sir Jim McDonald
Principal & Vice-Chancellor

Strathclyde is

  • 1st
    in the UK for Clean Water & Sanitation
    THE University Rankings
  • 12th
    globally for Reduced Inequalities
    THE University Rankings
  • 19th
    globally for Life on Land
    THE University Rankings

Global partnerships

At Strathclyde we engage with partners across the world to support attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals through equitable and inclusive partnerships. Contact us to find out more about where we work.

Map of our partnerships showing partners in the UK, USA, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.