AU’s contribution towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Abrar University (AU) is dedicated to contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. The university has been actively working towards integrating the SDGs and the African Agenda 2063 into its core activities of Learning, Teaching and Research and community programmes to address global challenges and promote sustainable development.
In terms of SDG performance, Abrar University has made significant strides in SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 & 17.
Abrar University has been committed to promoting good health and well-being among its students, faculty, staff and community. The university has implemented various health and wellness programs, including mental health awareness campaigns; free screening of Hepatitis B and C and Subsidized Vaccination, access to counseling services, and promoting a healthy lifestyle through fitness and nutrition initiatives. Additionally, the university has been involved in research and community outreach programs aimed at addressing public health issues and promoting well-being in the broader community.
Abrar University has been focused on providing quality education to its students, ensuring equal access to education for all and promoting lifelong learning opportunities. The university has implemented various initiatives to improve the quality of education and enhance the learning experience for its students. This includes the development of innovative teaching methods, the integration of technology in education, and promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The university also provides scholarships and financial aid to ensure that education is accessible to all students, regardless of their socio-economic background.
Abrar University is committed to promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls. The university has taken steps to ensure equal opportunities for women in education and employment, as well as promoting gender-sensitive policies and practices on campus. This includes initiatives such as mentorship programs for female students, creating a safe and inclusive campus environment, and promoting women’s leadership and participation in decision-making processes.
Abrar University is dedicated to preparing its students for the workforce and promoting economic growth. The university offers career development services, internships, and practical training opportunities to equip students with the skills and experience needed to succeed in the job market. Additionally, the university fosters entrepreneurship and innovation among its students, encouraging them to create their own opportunities and contribute to economic growth.
Abrar University has been collaborating with various stakeholders, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, and industry partners, to achieve the SDGs. The university has been actively involved in research projects, community engagement initiatives, and advocacy efforts to promote sustainable development and address global challenges. This includes partnerships with local communities to address social and environmental issues, as well as collaborations with industry partners to develop sustainable solutions and promote responsible business practices.