Towards a New Generation of Engaged Universities:
The Need to Act, Adapt and Transform

16th – 18thApril, 2024 | Kempinski Central Avenue (Formerly the Address Dubai Mall), Dubai, UAE

Round Table 1

Advancing Sustainability and SDGs: The Role of Universities in Fostering a Sustainable Future


The roundtable discussion on “Advancing Sustainability and SDGs: The Role of Universities in Fostering a Sustainable Future”  aims to provide a platform for higher education leaders and decision makers to exchange ideas, share experiences, and explore innovative approaches to advance sustainability and contribute to the SDGs. The discussion will take into consideration different contexts in which universities operate.

During the roundtable participants will explore various areas such as integrating sustainability across curricula, supporting SDGs through research and innovation, implementing sustainable practices on campus, and forging collaborations for local and global impact. Outcomes of Cop28 taking place in the UAE will also be addressed during this roundtable.

Overall, the roundtable aims to come up with practical insights and strategies to drive positive change, shape a sustainable future, and create a lasting impact on society and the environment. Key elements to be discussed will include:

  • Integrating Sustainability across the Curriculum
  • Developing Future Sustainability Leaders
  •  Innovation and Impactful research to address SDGs
  • University Sustainability Initiatives and Campus Operations
  • Collaborations for local, regional and global impact