The United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in September 2015. Built on the principle of “Leaving no one behind!”, the new agenda emphasizes a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for all.
These 17 goals can be listed as No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequality, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life on Land, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and Partnerships for the Goals.
The 17 SDGs are accepted as the world's call to action on the dangers that humanity and the natural world face and the urgent measures to be taken to deal with these dangers. Selçuk University plays a leading role in combating these dangers and takes initiatives at both national and international levels.
Selçuk University, as one of the world's leading research institutions and a socially responsible institution, plays a leading role in addressing sustainable development goals through research, educational activities, waste management, student and community activities, and responsible campus activities.