Sustainable Development Goals

Impacting the Global Goals by developing education for good with research excellence and engagement

At the heart of the UK, Leicester is a leading university committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high-quality, inspirational teaching. Celebrating diversity among our staff and students; widening participation in higher education; engaging with local, national and international communities - all of these are part of what we do and who we are.

We have committed to contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals through their inclusion in the Social Impact Strategy, and as one of the first UK higher education signatories of the SDG Accord in September 2017.

Find out more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our full Sustainable Development Goals report outlines the results of a year-long mapping exercise, identifying our current contribution to the SDGs. While we have a clear contribution to each Goal through our teaching, research and operations, our top five Goals are explored in depth below.

See how we're addressing the global challenges set out in the Sustainable Development Goals