Ajman University joins the renowned United Nation’s Higher Education Sustainability Initiative

Thursday, Sep 22, 2022
Ajman University joins the renowned United Nation’s Higher Education Sustainability Initiative

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has successfully enrolled Ajman University (AU) as a member of the United Nation’s Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI). This initiative is an open partnership between several United Nations entities and the global higher education community, which was launched in 2012 with the purpose of highlighting the critical role that higher education plays in achieving sustainable development. It also aims to provide an interactive interface between higher education, science, and policy making by highlighting the role of higher education’s sector in supporting sustainable development, convening multi-stakeholder discussions and actions, and sharing best practices.

Higher education institutions play a key role in supporting implementation of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by ensuring that future generations of learners have the skills, mindsets, and attitudes to truly transform organizations and societies.

Ajman University shall utilize this important membership to play an active role in the various global action groups dedicated to support SDG integration into curricula, research, programs and campus practices, facilitate exchange of knowledge, and strengthen partnerships for the goals. In case you are interested to be an active contributor to the HESI, please share your interest by emailing ehs@ajman.ac.ae .