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AlmaGoals presents the University of Bologna contribution to the advancement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda

Unibo commitment to the SDGs


Our University has acknowledged the responsibility for each and every 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through the four dimensions of activities carried out at the University of Bologna (teaching, research, third mission and institution, where available).

In becoming a leading educational institute towards sustainability the University has committed to support and promote the principles of the SDGs:

  • Embark on research that provides solutions to sustainable development challenges;
  • Deliver the educational opportunity for our students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development;
  • Contribute to the achievement of the SDGs by offering various campus environment friendly and social inclusive programs   
  • Contribute to the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
  • Report on our activities in support of the SDGs


With a view to meeting the challenges imposed by modern society and directing all our institutional activities towards the pursuit of sustainable development, the University planning and reporting processes, which document our objectives, activities and results, now take full account of the 17 sustainable development goals proposed in the 2030 Agenda adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations.. 

For full information on metrics and methodology used in the series of report please consult the Methodological Note on the Report available for download here.

THE Ranking


The University of Bologna is so proud that its effort towards the SDGs have been certified by Times Higher Education.

The University’s commitment to sustainable development, assessed through its contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), was recognized by the new Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Ranking ranked 6th overall in the world in 2020 among more than 500 universities. 

More in details the University of Bologna is:

"Feeling Home" - University of Bologna for SDGs

"The mission of the University of Bologna for the Sustainable Development Goals. Since its founding, the Alma Mater has been student-focused. Faithful to its mission, and thanks to a history that has consolidated over time, the University of Bologna is fully aware that students represent the society of tomorrow and that its activities can produce significant impact, both direct and indirect. The University of Bologna is committed to the values of sustainability, pursuing the SDGs and teaching the best suitable practices to achieve them within 2030."


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