In a landmark event showcasing a commitment to sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) center of Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) played a pivotal role in the recently concluded WUACD Summit 2023. The summit, hosted by WUACD Universitas Airlangga, brought together academic leaders from 37 member universities and three prominent associations—WASD, AUN USRNS, and UNIRANKS.
The WUACD summit 2023, held in the picturesque surroundings of Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia, served as a platform for fostering collaboration and sharing best practices in the pursuit of sustainable development. The Chancellor, President, and Vice-Chancellor of the participating universities convened to discuss key challenges and opportunities in the realm of academia.
The SDGs Center of UNAIR, at the forefront of sustainable initiatives, showcased innovative projects and research aimed at addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The center's representatives engaged in insightful discussions, emphasizing the crucial role of academia in driving positive change.
The summit also witnessed collaborative efforts between member universities to develop strategies for integrating the SDGs into higher education. The discussions extended to forging partnerships with the three associations—WASD, AUN USRNS, and UNIRANKS—to amplify the impact of sustainable development initiatives on a global scale.
Prof. Dr. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih, M.Si., Deputy Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Community Development “Universitas Airlangga has set an inspiring example of dedication to sustainable development. The SDGs Center's contributions and initiatives showcased during the summit are a testament to their commitment to creating a positive impact on a global scale."
"Participating in the WUACD Summit 2023 provided a valuable platform to exchange ideas, collaborate, and strengthen our collective resolve to address the pressing challenges outlined in the SDGs. We are excited to continue these partnerships for a sustainable future." SDGs Center Representative.
The WUACD Summit 2023 concluded with a renewed commitment from all participating institutions to actively contribute to the advancement of sustainable development, marking a significant step towards a more inclusive and resilient global academic community.
Author: Saharani Buamonabot