Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
The eighth Sustainable Development Goal is to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
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.