Research Centers on Sustainability

 

Sunway University supports sustainability efforts by driving the best minds to discover new ideas in undertaking economic and environmental issues. 

The University is proud to be the home of the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development (JSC), established in collaboration between the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). JSC exists in the capacity to tackle the sustainability agenda through teaching, research, policy and problem-solving practices. 

As part of the University’s School of Science and Technology, the Research Centre for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilisation specialises in the area of carbon dioxide waste conversion to help combat pressing global issues such as global warming. The Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology also plays an important role in developing sustainable energy solutions, and focuses on the development of new nanomaterials to optimise renewable energy technology. 

The Future Cities Research Institute (FCRI) was established as a platform to bring leading academics from Sunway and Lancaster Universities together to tackle the challenges of rapidly growing urbanisation around the world. The research themes: Sustainable Cities and Digital Cities look into designs for healthy living; people-based infrastructures; night-time urban environments; urban food security, etc.

 

 

 

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Campus Sustainable Practice 

The sustainability initiatives of Sunway University predate the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.
This 3rd Sustainable Development Goal (SDG3) aims at globally improving everyone’s health and well-being in the world, no matter their level of income, age, race, gender etc. According to the UN, despite significant strides made in increasing global life expectancy, inequalities in healthcare access still exist.

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This SDG focuses on ensuring a clean and stable water supply and effective water sanitation for all people by the year 2030. The goal is a reaction to the fact that many people throughout the world lack these basic services. Read more
The SDGs promote sustained economic growth, higher levels of productivity and technological innovation. Encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation are key to this, as are effective measures to eradicate forced labour, slavery and human trafficking. With these targets in mind, the goal is to achieve full and productive employment, and decent work, for all women and men by 2030. Read more
Making cities sustainable means creating career and business opportunities, safe and affordable housing, and building resilient societies and economies. It involves investment in public transport, creating green public spaces, and improving urban planning and management in participatory and inclusive ways.

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The SDGs can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation.The world is more interconnected than ever. Improving access to technology and knowledge is an important way to share ideas and foster innovation. Coordinating policies to help developing countries manage their debt, as well as promoting investment for the least developed, is vital for sustainable growth and development. 

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