Tag Archives: Sustainable Development Goals

Elsevier offers open access to materials on climate action and biodiversity

(8 Jun 2020) Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specialising in science and health, has launched a free access special issue of curated content focused on biodiversity in recognition of World Environment Day. Consisting of journal articles and book chapters supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this free resource is intended to further new […]


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Why Indonesia makes an impact in THE Impact Rankings

(18 May 2020) Indonesia’s stellar performance in this year’s Times Higher Education Impact Rankings reflects the burgeoning capability of the archipelago’s top institutions and their “more mature approach” to university league tables. This trend is reflected in Indonesia’s performance in the THE Impact Rankings, which assess social and economic influence. Launched in 2019, the rankings appraise universities’ success in aligning their efforts […]


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Webinar: Chinese academic libraries’ experiences during the COVID-19 outbreak

(18 May 2020) From Cornell University Library: A four-part webinar series devoted to academic libraries’ role in a sustainable future concluded with a discussion of how three libraries in China have responded to the coronavirus pandemic. The April 27 installment, “Three Chinese Academic Libraries’ Experiences During the COVID-19 Outbreak,” was the last in a series […]


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Digital Science reports that just 10% of global research output relates to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

(7 May 2020) Digital Science, a leading technology company serving emergent needs across the research sector, has today released a report highlighting the growth in research around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report Contextualizing Sustainable Development Research, which was produced by Digital Science’s Consultancy Group led by Dr Juergen Wastl, looks at the state of the world’s […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 41: THE’s University Impact Rankings and Sustainable Development Goals: Are these the most impactful universities in the world?

By Ruth A. Pagell* What university is tops in the world in the Impact Rankings? Which Asia-Pac nation has the most universities that participated in the survey? Approximately how many universities are involved in worldwide SDG initiatives? A: 460; B: 1200; C: 7000? (25 Jul 2019) Phil Baty, THE’s chief knowledge officer said, “The rankings offer […]


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New T&F online library collection and teaching facility aiming to help create a sustainable future

(11 Jul 2019) Taylor & Francis is delighted to introduce its new Sustainable Development Goals Online platform, featuring an online library of over 12,000 articles and chapters – covering some of the world’s biggest ongoing challenges – as well as a selection of materials to help lecturers teach sustainability and enhance students’ satisfaction with their institutions. This new […]


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Supporting Sustainable Development globally: libraries at the UN regional forums

(18 June 2019) In preparation for global meetings on the SDGs in July and September, IFLA has been active at the regional level. The message: that at all levels, and across the 2030 Agenda, libraries and access to information are indispensable for progress. The process that leads to the High level Political Forum in July in […]


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EUA addresses Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Europe dialogue on higher education

(16 May 2019)  The 7th Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC7) took place in Bucharest, Romania from 11 to 15 May. The Conference, entitled “Higher Education taking Action Towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Perspectives from Asia and Europe”, gathered approximately 150 participants to discuss the key responsibility of universities in tackling […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 38 – Coming Attractions: The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Times Higher Education Innovation and Impact Rankings Demystified

By Ruth A. Pagell* Check out the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their history See if your institution is on a partner listing Watch THE’s webinar and look at their slide (11 January 2019) Times Higher Education (THE) is collecting data for a new ranking on impact and innovation that is scheduled for […]


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