Welcome to SDGs at IUPUI!

The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to achieve a sustainable future and promote equality, human rights, and justice for all by 2030. In 2021, IUPUI was ranked #2 in the United States and #28 in the world in the  for our engagement with SDGs. IUPUI is proud to be ranked #1 in the United States for SDG Goal 10 on reducing inequalities within and between nations.

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IUPUI is fulfilling its responsibility to advancing sustainable development by supporting research, teaching, and engagement on various complex issues that play out across societal, environmental, and economic contexts. The SDGs contribute to our three urgent priorities: the success of our students, advancements in health and life sciences, and contributing to the well-being of the citizens of Indianapolis, Indiana, and beyond. Even more so, undertaking the SDGs allows IUPUI to embody our duty to diversity, equity, and inclusion across communities locally and globally. IUPUI sincerely values its global engagement and its unapologetic commitment to an equitable, inclusive and anti-racist campus culture. The SDGs provide a foundation for IUPUI to align our local and global senses of responsibility so that we are positioned to take a stand, make a difference, and fully commit to building a sustainable and prosperous future for all people and our planet.


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Taking steps toward creating a sustainable future as individuals makes an impact--reducing our carbon footprint, improving access to healthcare, fighting for gender equality. If we multiply that individual impact across organizations, across the country, and around the globe, we can make a dramatic and measurable difference that will improve the lives of generations to come in ways we cannot yet calculate.

Nasser H. Paydar, Chancellor, IUPUI

Upcoming Events

    SDG Global Conversations

    In partnership with Moi University, Kenya, IUPUI has been hosting regularly monthly Global Conversations led by internationally-renowned scholars on major SDG themes, including climate change, oceanic pollution, renewable energy, poverty eradication, ecology and development, and food security. These global conversations have included our university partners in India, Germany, UK, China and Nigeria. As part of the campus agenda to raise awareness of the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development, we have emphasized the teaching of SDGs in the university classroom and community in these conversations. A selection of conversations from 2020/21 can be found here.