Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

goal 8 decent work

The eighth Sustainable Development Goal is to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.


35 modules have intended learning outcomes directly relating to this goal, and 2,970 students have the opportunity to choose these modules.


128 articles relating to this goal were published in Scopus between 2015 and 2019, and 1,304 articles were 'cited by' in Scopus.

What we’re doing (University activity)

‘Resilient Pastoralism: Towards Sustainable Futures in Rangelands’

Within the study ‘Resilient Pastoralism: Towards Sustainable Futures in Rangelands’ the University worked with locals and specialists in Kenya and Mongolia to study concepts of resilience in pastoral societies. Contemporary pastoralism supports the livelihoods of 500 million people worldwide and this research contributes toward a stable future for these societies by encouraging effective policy intervention.

Leicester: Graduate City scheme

The ‘Leicester: Graduate City’ scheme was set up in collaboration with Leicester City Council and De Montfort University. This internship scheme aims to support small business to offer workplace opportunities to students. As well as offering students workplace training, the internships highlight the range and quality of job opportunities available locally for graduates. 

Courses/modules relating to the goal

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