Our commitment to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is demonstrated through a range of activities and initiatives aligned to SDG17 Partnerships for the Goals. These activities and initiatives include engagement with policymakers and stakeholders, conferences, international collaborations, student activities, research efforts and activities and more.


Explore our policies which align with SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals.

This Sustainability Policy outlines the requirements of the executive, managers, employees and students in meeting the environmental sustainability objectives of the University. The Policy sets a clear turning point about the image it is portraying and various benchmarks the University is set for its teachers, students, employees, service providers and stakeholders about the sustainability of its activities.

Sustainability at the University is holistic through interconnecting elements to signify that one’s actions are connected to the larger picture and we are guided by our Sustainability Framework. Our sustainable development is focused on balancing social, economic and environmental needs and will be implemented through:

  • engaging and empowering our employees, students and the community on sustainability issues
  • establishing University-wide targets to reduce energy, water, solid waste and pollutants
  • fulfilling our commitment to sustainable building designs and facilities
  • developing sustainable campuses, and
  • incorporating sustainability topics for teaching and research as interrelated components in all fields offered at our university.

Partnerships for the Goals

We are committed to initiating and participating in cross-sectorial dialogue about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We do this through active participation in local, national and global conferences involving government and non-governmental organisations. In addition to this, our researchers, academics and staff collaborate in international research projects and learning initiatives that address the SDGs.

Our researchers and academics present their research efforts and projects at conferences locally, nationally and internationally.

SDG1 No Poverty

SDG2 Zero Hunger

SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing

SDG4 Quality Education

SDG5 Gender Equality

SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG8 Decent Work and Economics

SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

SDG10 Reduced Inequalities

SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production

SDG13 Climate Action

SDG 14 Life Below Water

SDG15 Life on Land

As part of our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we engage with policy makers such as government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to form policies and provide policy advice aligned to SDG themes. Read more about our engagement with policy makers.

As part of our focus on sustainability, we collaborate and engage with a range of stakeholders, including government and non-governmental organisations (NGO's).

We encourage and support participation in the discussion of new ideas, innovative and critical thinking, and open and inclusive conversations around community and societal challenges and solutions and provide a safe space for this to occur.

Through our teaching, research and outreach programs we not only provide benefit to our communities and regions we serve throughout Australia, but we also provide a safe space for our stakeholders to connect in a meaningful way to discuss challenges and contribute to decision making processes.

Our values support us as we create and offer safe spaces for our communities, government and non-government stakeholders to come together and discuss challenges safely and respectfully. Our value of inclusiveness explicitly states

We embrace and celebrate diversity and strive to improve access and participation. We promote respect, honesty and unity with safe and inclusive environments. We work together to create positive and tangible change with our communities.

Our students

With a focus on engagement, social outreach and giving back to our communities, we provide opportunities for our students to contribute to activities and social initiatives that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Visit our Student Activities page to learn more.

Our research programs

We collaborate and work with stakeholders on a range of research programs aimed at creating a better future for tomorrow. Discover more about our research partnerships.  

Our educational resources

Our students, academics and teaching teams collaborate with a range of groups to develop educational resources that identify solutions that lead towards a more sustainable and better future. Find out more on our Educational Resources page.

Regional Engagement Committees

We partner with thousands of individuals, organisations, and businesses nationally and internationally to create and exchange knowledge, deliver services and find solutions.

The University actively supports the development of sustainable communities in many ways, including through collaborative community/university Region Engagement Committees.

Region Engagement Committees, comprising of industry, business, government, community, and university members, take community-identified opportunities forward and work together to deliver more sustainable regions.

Engagement with Indigenous Communities

Throughout the year we run a variety of Office of Indigenous Engagement events open to the general public to attend. Our events take place at a number of our campuses, in many regions across the country, offering video conference access to selective events.

If you have feedback about an event you attended, a suggestion for an upcoming speaker or would like to volunteer to help with our events please email OIE@cqu.edu.au.

Our alumni

When you complete your university qualification with us, from a Certificate I to a Doctorate and everything in between, you automatically become a member of the alumni cohort and your University is proud to support you.

We currently have over 115 000 alumni. The alumni cohort including graduates from the current iteration of the institution and its predecessor institutions and post-merger (July 2014) TAFE graduates. We want to stay connected to each and every one of you.

Find out how we support alumni members.

Our academics regularly collaborate with international entities on researching, writing and publishing journals that involve the collection of data on matters relevant and aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

SDG1 No Poverty

BRAC University, Bangladesh

Mistry, S., Harris-Roxas, B., Yadav, U., Shabnam, S., Rawal, L. B. & Harris, M. (2021) Community health workers can provide psychosocial support to the people during COVID-19 and beyond in low- and middle- income countries, Frontiers in Public Health, Vol. 9, pp. 666-753.

SDG2 Zero Hunger

Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh

Kogo, B., Kumar, L., Koech, R. & Hasan, K. (2021) Climatic and non-climatic risks in rainfed crop production systems: insights from maize farmers of western Kenya, Climate and Development, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 869-878. DOI:10.1080/17565529.2020.1867043

Henan University of Science and Technology, China

Johnson, J., Skylas, D., Mani, J., Xiang, J., Walsh, K. & Naiker, M. (2021) Phenolic profiles of ten Australian faba bean varieties, Molecules, Vol. 26, Issue 15, DOI:10.3390/molecules26154642

Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China; Academiy of National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration, China

Liu, J., Liu, M., Liu, Y., Jia, M., Wang, S., Kang, X., Sun, H., Strappe, P. & Zhou, Z. (2021) Moisture content is a key factor responsible for induing rice yellowing, Journal of Cereal Science, Vol. 94, DOI:10.1016/j.jcs.2020.102988

Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China; Academy of National Food and Strategic Reserves Adminsitration, China

Liu, Y., Lui, J., Wang, R., Sun, H., Li, M., Strappe, P. & Zhou, Z (2021) Analysis of secondary metabolites induced by yellowing process for understanding rice yellowing mechanism, Food Chemistry, Vol. 342, DOI:10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.128204

University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Montana State University, USA; Montana State University, USA

Bourgault, M., Tausz-Posch, S., Greenwood, M., Low, M., Henty, S., Armstrong, R., O'Leary, G. & Fitzgerald, M. (2021) Does elevated [CO2] only increase root growth in the topsoil? A face study with lentil in a semi-arid environment, Plants (Basel), Vol. March 24; 10(4):612, DOI:10.3390/plants10040612

SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing

University of Hull, United Kingdom

Evans, H., Forbes, C., Vandelanotte, C., Galvao, D., Newton, R., Wittert, G., Chambers, S., Kichenadasse, G., Brook, N., Girard, D. & Short, C. (2021) Examining the priorities, needs and preferences of men with metastatic prostate cancer in designing a personalised ehealth exercise intervention, International Journal of Behavioural Medicine, Vol. 28, Issue 4, pp. 431-443. DOI:10.1007/s12529-020-09932-2

CSF Global, Bangladesh; University of South Asia, Bangladesh

Al Imam, M., Jahan, I., Muhit, M., Das, M., Power, R., Khan, A., Akbar, D., Badawi, N. & Khandaker, G. (2021) Supporting ultra poor people with rehabilitation and therapy among families of children with cerebral palsy in rural Bangladesh (SUPPORT CP): Protocol of a randomised controlled trial, PLoS ONE, Vol.16, Issue 12 December, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0261148

CSF Global, Bangladesh; University of South Asia, Bangladesh

Jahan, I., Muhit, M., Hardianto, D., Karim., T., Al Imam, M., Das, M., Smithers-Sheedy, H., Badawi, N. & Khandaker, G. (2021) Nutritional status of children with cerebral palsy in remote Sumba Island of Indonesia: A community-based key informants study,  Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 43, Issue 13, pp. 1819 - 1828, DOI:10.1080/09638288.2019.1676833

Universiti Malaya, Malaysia; Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia; University of Tokyo, Japan; University of the Philippines, Philippines; Vin University, Viet Nam; Sunway University, Malaysia; UCSI University, Malaysia

Guad, R., Carandang, R., Solidum, J., Taylor-Robinson, A., Wu, Y., Aung, Y, Low, W, Sim, M. & Sekaran, S. (2021) Different domains of dengue research in the Philippines: A systematic review and meta-analysis of questionnaire-based studies, PLoS ONE, Vol. 16, Issue 12 December, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0261412

Pennington Biomedical Research Centre, United States; University of Toronto, Canada; National University of Singapore and National University Health System, Singapore

Kracht, C., Hutchesson, M., Ahmed, M., Muller, A., Ashton, L., Brown, H., DeSmet, A., Maher, C., Mauch, C., Vandelanotte, C., Yin, Z. & Whatnall, M. (2021) Health interventions targeting nutrition, physical activity, sedentary behavior, and/or obesity among children: A scoping review of systematic reviews and meta, Obesity Reviews, Vol. 22, Issue 12, DOI:10.1111/obr.13331

SDG4 Quality Education

Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Bangldesh

Arefin, M., Nabi, M., Sadeque, S. & Gudimetla, P. (2021) Incorporating sustainability in engineering curriculum: a study of the Australian universities, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 576-598, DOI:10.1108/IJSHE-07-2020-0271

Auckland University of Technology

Naiker, M., Wakeling, L., Johnson, J. & Brown, S. (2021) Attitudes and experiences among first-year regional Austailian undergraduate students toward the study of chemistry, Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, Vol. 18, Issue 4.

Boise State University, United States; University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Thomsen, B., Muurlink, O. & Best, T. (2021) Backstrapping: Social entrepreneurship education through experiential learning, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, Vol. 12, Issue 2, pp. 238-264, DOI:10.1080/19420676.2019.1689155

SDG5 Gender Equality

Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Cole, J, Grogan, S. & Turley, E. (2021) The most lonely condition I can imagine: Psychosocial impacts of endometriosis on women's identity, Feminism and Psychology, Vol. 31 Issue 2, pp. 171 - 191, DOI:10.1177/0959353520930602

Sheba Medical Centre, Israel; Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro, Brazil

Kornhaber, R., Pan, R., Cleary, M., Hungerford, C. & Malic, C. (2021) Violence by burning against women and girls: An integrative review, Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, DOI:10.1177/15248380211048445

SDG6 Clean Water and Sanitation

University of Copenhagen, Denmark; University of Algrave, Portugal; Fudan University, China; Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Switzerland

Trevathan-Tackett, S., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Engelen, A., York, P., Ola, A., Li, J., Kelleway, J., Jinks, K., Jackson, E., Adame, M., Pendall, E., Lovelock, C., Connolly, R., Watson, A., Visby, I., Trethowan, A., Taylor, B., Roberts, T., Petch, J., Farrington, L., Djukic, I. & Macreadie, P. (2021) Ecosystem type drives tea litter decomposition and associated prokaryotic microbiome communities in freshwater and coastal wetlands at a continental scale, Sciences of the Total Environment, Vol. 782, August, DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146819

SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy

Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia; Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Viet Nam; University of Nottingham Malaysia, Malaysia

Hazrat, M., Rasual, M., Khan, M., Mofijur, M., Ahmed, S., Ong, H., Vo, D. & Show, P. (2021) Techniques to improve the stability of biodiesel: A review, Environmental Chemistry Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 2209-2236, DOI:10.1007/s10311-020-01166-8

Texas AandM University, Korean Institute of Energy Research, South Korea

Ashwath, N., Nam, H. & Capareda, S. (2021) Maximizing energy recovery from Beauty Leaf Tree (Calophyllum inophyllum L.) oil seed press cake via pyrolysis, Energies, Vol. 14, Issue 9, DOI:10.3390/en14092625

AA Industries, India; Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia; University Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia

Shafiullah, G., Masola, T., Samu, R., Elavarasan, R., Begum, S., Subramaniam, U., Romlie, M., Chowdhury, M. & Arif, M. (2021) Prospects of hybrid renewal energy-based power system: A case study, post analysis of Chipendeke micro-hydro, Zimbabwe, IEEE Access, Vol. 9, pp. 73433-73452, DOI:10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3078713

Northern University of Bangladesh; Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangldesh; Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia; Imperial College, United Kingdom; University of Nottingham Malaysia; Asian University for Women, Bangladesh; Huzhou University, China; Changsha University of Science and Technology, China

Uddin, M., Siddiki, S., Mofijur, M., Djavanroodi, F., Hazrat, M., Show, P., Ahmed, S. & Chu, Y. (2021) Prospects of bioenergy production from organic waste using anaerobic digestion technology: A mini review, Frontiers in Energy Research, Vol. 9, DOI:10.3389/fenrg.2021.627093

Tarbiat Modares University, Iran; University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia

Siavash, N., Najafi, G., Hassan-Beygi, S., Ahmadian, H., Ghobadian, B., Yusaf, T. & Mazlan, M. (2021) Time-frequency analysis of diesel engine noise using biodiesel fuel blends, Sustainability (Switzerland), Vol. 13, Issue 6, DOI:10.3390/su13063489

SDG8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

University of the Punjab, Pakistan

Ahmad, S., Islam, T., Sohal, A., Wolfram Cox, J. & Kaleem, A. (2021) Managing bullying in the workplace: a model of servant leadership, employee resilience and proactive personality, Personnel Review, Vol. 50, Issue 7, pp. 1613-1631, DOI:10.1108/PR-06-2020-0470

NCH at Northeastern, United Kingdom

Newall, P. & Peacey, M. (2021) Pension behavior and policy, Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Finance, Vol. 29, March, DOI:10.1016/j.jbef.2020.100449

Clark University, United States; University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

Johnston, R., Boyle, K., Loureiro, M., Navrud, S. & Rolfe, J. (2021) Guidance to enhance the validity and credibility of environmental benefit transfers, Environmental and Resource Economics, Vol. 79, Issue3, pp. 575-624, DOI:10.1007/s10640-021-00574-w

Indian Institute of Public Adminstration, India

Jain, A., Kansal, M., Joshi, M. & Taneja, P. (2021) Is the Indian corporate social responsibility law working for the public sector?, Public Money and Management, DOI:10.1080/09540962.2020.1868109

SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

University of Derby, United Kingdom; University of Leicester, United Kingdom; University of Essex, United Kingdom

Ali, H., Tariq, U., Hussain, M., Lu, L., Panneerselvam, J. & Zhai, X. (2021) Arsh-fati: A novel metaheuristic for cluster head selection in wireless sensor networks, IEEE Systems Journal, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 2386-2397, DOI:10.1109/JSYST.2020.2986811

Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia; Asian University of Women, Bangladesh; Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Viet Nam; University of Nottingham Malaysia, Malaysia

Hazrat, M., Rasul. M., Khan, M., Mofijur, M., Ahmed, S., Ong., Hwai, Vo, D. & Show, P. (2021) Techniques to improve the stability of biodiesel: a review, Environmental Chemsitry Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp.2209-2236, DOI:10.1007/s10311-020-01166-8

University of Oulu, Finland; University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom; University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Ali, I., Arslan, A., Khan, Z. and Tarba, S. (2021) The role of industry 4.0 technologies in mitigating supply chain disruption: Empirical evidence from the Australian food processing industry, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, DOI:10.1109/TEM.2021.3088518

Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Zhou, Z., Chen, Z., Spiruagin, M., Bernal Arango, E., Wolfs, P., Cole, C. & Zhai, W. (2021) Dynamic response feature of electromechanical coupled drive subsystem in a locomotive excited by wheel flat, Engineering Failure Analysis, Vol. 122, April, DOI:10.1016/j.engfailanal.2021.105248

Harbin Engineering University, China 

Yang, L., Zare, A., Bodisco, T., Nabi, N., Liu, Z. & Brown, R. (2021) Analysis of cycle-to-cycle variations in a common-rail compression ignition engine fuelled with diesel and biodiesel fuels, Fuel, Vol. 290, DOI:10.1016/j.fuel.2020.120010

Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Zhang, S., Zhao, X., Ding., Spiryagin, M., Guo, J., Liu, Q., Wang. W. and Zhou, Z. (2021) Effects of dent size on the evolution process of rolling contact fatigue damage on defective rail, Wear, Vol. 477, DOI:10.1016/j.wear.2021.203894

SDG10 Reduced Inequalities

Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh

Ahad, M., Chowdhury, M., Parry, Y. & Willis, E. (2021) Urban child labor in Bangladesh: Determinants and its possible impacts on health and education, Social Sciences, Vol. 10, Issue 3, DOI:10.3390/socsci10030107

University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand; Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 

Finlay, S., Cargo, M., Smith, J., Judd, J., Boutlon, A., Foley, D., Roe, Y. & Fredericks, B. (2021) The dichotomy of commissioning Indigenous health and wellbeing program evaluations: What the funder wants vs what the community needs, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 149-151, DOI:10.1002/hpja.486

SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Aarhus University, Denmark

Ali, I. & Golgeci, I. (2021) Managing climate risks through social capital in agrifood supply chains, Supply Chain Management, Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 1-16, DOI:10.1108/SCM-03-2020-0124

Xiamen University, China

Zhou, H., Li, H., Zhao, X. & Ding. Y. (2021) Emergy ecological model for sponge cities: A case study of China, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 296, DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126530

Northern University Bangldesh, Bangladesh; Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh; Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia; Imperial College , United Kingdom; University of Nottingham Malaysia, Malaysia; Asian University for Women, Bangladesh; Huzhou University, China; Changsha University of Science and Technology, China

Uddin, M., Siddiki, S., Mofijur, M., Djanvanroodi, F., Hazrat, M., Show, P., Ahmed, S. & Chu, Y. (2021) Prospects of bioenergy production from organic waste using anaerobic digestion technology: A mini review, Frontiers in Energy Research, Vol. 9, DOI:10.3389/fenrg.2021.627093

SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production

University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arriaga Velasco-Aceves, P., Xu, C. & Ginzburg, R. (2021) Chaco region: Forest loss and fragmentation in the context of the territorial planning law. Remote sensing assessment in Formosa, Argentina application case, Global Ecology and Conservation, Vol. 31, November, DOI:10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01846

Department of National Parks, Thailand, Kasetsart University, Thailand; James Hutton Institute, Scotland

Chaitae, A., Rittiron, R., Gordon, I., Marsh, H., Addison, J., Pochanagone, S. & Suttanon, N. (2021) Shining NIR light on ivory: A practical enforcement tool for elephant ivory identification, Conservation Science and Practice, Vol. 3, Issue 9, DOI:10.1111/csp2.486

SDG13 Climate Action

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Samrat, N., King, M., Watson, C., Hay., Barletta, V. & Bordoni, A. (2021) Upper mantle viscosity underneath Northern Marguerite Bay, Antarctic Peninsula constrained by bedrock uplift and ice mass variability, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 48, Issue 24, DOI:10.1029/2021GL097065

Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Enari, D. & Viliamu Jameson, L. (2021) Climate justice: a Pacific Island perspective, Australian Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 149-160, DOI:10.1080/1323238X.2021.1950905

Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran; Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

Shadidi, B., Najafi, G. & Yusaf, T. (2021) A review of hydrogen as a fuel in internal combustion engines, Energies, Vol. 14, Issue 19, DOI:10.3390/en14196209

SDG14 Life Below Water

Natural History Museum, United Kingdom; University of Westminister, United Kingdom; Fisheries and the Environment, South Africa; University of the Western Capr, South Africa; North-West University, South Africa

Hayes, P., Christison, K., Vaughan, D., Smit, N. & Boxshall, G. (2021) Sea lice (Copepoda: Caligidae) from South Africa, with descriptions of two new species of Caligus, Systematic Parasitology, Vol. 98, Issue 4, pp. 369-397, DOI:10.1007/s11230-021-09984-2

Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh; Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh

Jabed, M., Hossain, M., Mian, S., Kabir, M., Mazumder, S. and Iqbal, M. (2021) Some aspects of reproduction in long whiskered catfish, sperata aor (Hamilton 1822), from north-east Bangladesh, Aquaculture Studies, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 47-54, DOI:10.4194/2618-6381-V21_2_01

South China University of Technology, China

Cheng, L., Hossain, M., Hu, Y., Kim, Y. & Ullah, S. (2021) Failure envelope of suction caisson anchors subjected to combined loadings in sand, Applied Ocean Research, Vol. 114, DOI:10.1016/j.apor.2021.102801

SDG15 Life on Land

National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Sohaib Ali Shah, S., Zeb, A., Qureshi, W., Malik, A, Tiwana, M., Walsh, K., Amin, M., Alasmary, W. & Alanazi, E. (2021) Mango maturity classification instead of maturity index estimation: A new approach towards handheld NIR spectroscopy, Infrared Physics and Technology, Vol. 115, June, DOI:10.1016/j.infrared.2021.103639

New Mexico State University, United States; University of Nebraska, United States

Tobin, C., Bailey, D., Stephenson, M. & Trotter, M. (2021) Temporal changes in association patterns of cattle grazing at two stocking densities in a central Arizona rangeland, Animals, Vol. 11, Issue 9, DOI:10.3390/ani11092635

James Hutton Institute, United Kingdom; Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama

Kelly, C., Schwarzkopf, L., Gordon, I. & Hirsch, B. (2021) Population growth lags in introduced species, Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 11, Issue 9, pp. 4577-4587, DOI:10.1002/ece3.7352

New Mexico State University, United States; Colorado State Unviersity, United States

Bailey, D., Trotter, M., Tobin, C. & Thomas, M. (2021) Opportunities to apply precision livestock management on rangelands, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, Vol. 5, DOI:10.3389/fsufs.2021.611915

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; Univ Montpellier, France; Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; Clobal Ecology Unit CREAF-CSIC-UAB, Spain; Northest Normal University, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Ning, Q., Hattenschwiler, S., Xiaotao, L., Kardol. P., Zhang, Y., Wei, C., Xu, C., Huang, J., Li, A., Yang., J., Wang, J. & Peng, Y. (2021) Carbon limitation overrides acidification in mediating soil microbial activity to nitrogen enrichment in temperature grassland, Global Change Biology, Vol. 27, Issue 22, pp. 5976-5988, DOI:10.1111/gcb.15819

SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Three Monkeys Wildlife Conservatory, Vietnam; University of Cumbria, United Kingdom

McEwan, A., Tilo, N. & Nevin, O. (2021) Trafficking of Douc Langurs in Vietnam: towards a (il)legal  geography perspective, Vietnamese Journal of Primotology, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 157-170.

Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Enari, D. & Viliamu Jameson, L. (2021) Climate justice: a Pacific Island perspective, Australian Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 149-160, DOI:10.1080/1323238X.2021.1950905

University of Sunderland, United Kingdom

Riggs, D., Taylor, N., Fraser, H., Donovan, C. & Signal, T. (2021) The link between domestic violence and abuse and animal cruelty in the intimate relationships of people of diverse genders and/or sexualities: A binational study, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 36, Issue 5-6, pp. NP3169-NP3195, DOI:10.1177/0886260518771681

Our research expertise and professional engagement aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and through international collaboration and research, we review comparative approaches and develop international best practice on tackling the SDGs.

We actively engage and collaborate with various stakeholders, including government and non-governmental organisations, on research programs and projects that address the themes of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

We produce reports that outline our commitment to sustainability. Read about our sustainability reporting.

We are a provider of choice and opportunity that strives to make education, training and research accessible to all – regionally, nationally, and internationally.

As part of our approach to education, we focus on being innovative and forward-thinking ensuring that we lead market trends in education, upskilling and capacity building. Through our courses, connections and communities, our students are exposed and encouraged to think critically about and address matters that align with the themes of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), leading to a more sustainable future.

Our courses

The learning outcomes, course content and student activities designed as part of our courses address many of the themes of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Over the years, we have continued our long-term engagement and ‘giving back’ strategies to strengthen social innovation across its footprint, and this is evidenced by the range of student activities encouraged and incorporated in our courses. Our commitment to social innovation is about engaging with communities to address entrenched social issues and students are able to take part in community projects that allow them to give back and contribute to communities in a meaningful and sustainable way.

Higher Education Degrees

We offer a tailored undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Agriculture, this degree will equip students with the agriculture knowledge, critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to play important professional roles in improving the productivity and sustainability of modern agriculture.

We also offers both Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Science undergraduate degrees whose teachings align closely with the values of environmental sustainability.

Integrated within these degrees are multiple avenues for students to learn and practice theory and skills in land ecosystems.  This content includes term-long units of study such as Integrated Land and Water Management and Sustainable Landscapes and can cover focused elements within broader units of study.  The Bachelor of Environmental Science degree includes a major in "Integrated land and water management", reflecting a strong focus on the interrelationship between land use and aquatic systems, and how best to manage them.

Each of the above-mentioned courses provides opportunities for students to complete Work Integrated Learning relevant to the field of study.

We also offers certificate courses related to environmental sustainability for example, Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

Industry, partnerships and communities

Industry, partnerships and our communities are integral to our growth and sustainability. We have an embedded engagement agenda that drives interaction with our many partners, communities and stakeholders to create social, intellectual and cultural capital through education, training, research, and service.

Read more about our policies and procedures which align to and support the SDGs.