"With a view to accepting 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 of the 17 sustainable development goals proposed in the Agenda 2030 adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations." Francesco Ubertini, Rector


The University of Bologna is committed to the values of sustainability and is fully aware that its activities can produce significant impact. Therefore, in order to take up the challenges that the contemporary world imposes and to guide all institutional actions towards the pursuit of sustainable development, the University has integrated the 17 Goals in its mission and strategy, from the Strategic Plan to the many activities of the University.



The efforts of the University of Bologna to report extensively on the results of its activities have led to the publication of the Social Report since 2012 and of the Gender Report since 2015. Later on and after the announcement of Agenda 2030, the university decided to publish a document describing the University’s profound commitment to respond to the demands of a constantly evolving society. Since 2016, to systematically monitor the progress towards SDGs, the University has developed the Report on U.N. Sustainable Development Goals in favor of the 17 SDGs.

Local & Global Partnerships

SDSN: University of Bologna is an active member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). SDSN was set up in 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

RUSAlma Mater has contributed to the establishment of the RUS - Italian Network of Universities for Sustainable Development, aware of the key role that universities play in the training of future generations and in the dissemination of knowledge within society, also with reference to the ability to promote sustainable development.

Network of Universities for Sustainable Development (RUS)

ASVIS: The University of Bologna joined the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS) in order to increase its contribution to the process of transition to a sustainable society.

Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS)


"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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