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The Living Lab for Planetary Health and Sustainable Solutions

Sunway University is situated within Sunway City, Malaysia’s most dynamic living laboratory and a test bed for researchers, industry experts and academia to generate sustainable real-world solutions for the prosperity and progress of people and planet.

The University is fully committed to advancing planetary health and sustainable solutions, where our core priorities focus on impact-driven and translational solutions to achieve the goals. Our aim is to address key global challenges through strategic partnerships and networks across the globe.


Sunway University's Commitment to Advancing Sustainable Development Goals


To end poverty and all its form, everywhere


End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture


Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all


Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls


Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation


Reduce income inequality within and among countries


Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns


Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy


Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development


Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss


Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all level


Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development


Overview: Sunway University Takes a Leading Role in Sustainable Development

Environmental Sustainability is indelibly ingrained in the DNA of Sunway University. The university is part of an academic complex that is located on the rim of what was once a barren hole in an area of mined-out wasteland. Today, this rehabilitated mining hole is the centre of Sunway City, a smart, digital city that has expanded by adopting sustainable urbanization practices.

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Sunway Group-wide Sustainability 

Sunway Group-wide Sustainability is advised by academic experts and researchers from Sunway University, particularly the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development.

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