Sustainability and environment

Swinburne has a longstanding commitment to sustainability. We recognise that as a leading university we have an important role to play in preparing tomorrow’s leaders and decision-makers to contribute to a sustainable future. At Swinburne, we apply sustainability thinking in our strategic planning and to the initiatives that we pursue.

Much of Swinburne’s high-quality research is focussed on one or more aspects of sustainability and, increasingly, this research and its real-world application has the potential to transform lives and create more sustainable outcomes both for individuals and society. Advances in technology offer enormous potential to improve sustainability outcomes.

Swinburne has been at the forefront of education for sustainability for some time. Sustainability concepts are progressively being embedded within the curriculum in all disciplines, in the design and construction of our on-campus environment, and in how we manage our campuses.


Sustainability Development Goals

Swinburne is a signatory to the Australia/Pacific Regional Network of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s (SDSN Aus/Pac) University Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are 17 goals designed to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change. Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations are mobilising efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030.

For more information about the goals, see: Sustainable Development Goals