- University leaders in SDGs
- Engagement for sustainability
In 2022, MU coordinated the cooperation of 24 Czech universities in a project supported by the Centralised Development Programme of the Ministry of Education and Science, the common subject of which is activities for the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In order to support the implementation of the SDGs and protect our society and environment, as actors from within Czech universities, we identified a mutually beneficial intention to act in a coordinated manner in the matter of SDG implementation, to share our experiences, to exchange available and functional domestic and foreign good practices, and to gradually form a voluntary set of recommendations for transparent and measurable expression of progress towards the goals.
The aim of the project is to strengthen the role of universities as "effective, accountable and inclusive" public organisations by ensuring more effective collaboration in the transfer of good practice in the implementation of the SDGs within the operational aspects of universities ("Resources for Change").
Within the key areas addressed, MU guarantees the cross-cutting theme "Responsible Purchasing - Public Procurement," and is a co-developer in the areas of "Waste, Prevention and Recycling", "Green Construction, Energy Management, Sustainable IT Infrastructure" and "Marketing and Communication" and is a co-leader on all other topics.
The output of the project is, among other things, a set of recommendations applicable by university management and their subsequent transfer into practice through the necessary involvement of internal and external key persons.
The final management summary provides an overview of the final deliverables from all areas addressed in the project in 2022.
Resources for Change of the UNILEAD Project
Strategy, Strategic Partnerships and Structure for Sustainability
Guarantor Prague University of Economics and Business
A follow-up project for 2023 is currently underway to further develop the wider engagement area (there remains scope for future development in the area of curriculum and potentially a general voluntary standard).
In the follow-up project, the topics addressed are divided into 5 main areas with three cross-cutting themes (CCT):
- Waste, prevention and recycling
- Water management, rainwater and grey water + biodiversity
- Sustainable catering
- Green building, energy management, sustainable IT infrastructure
- Sustainable mobility of students and university staff
- Responsible purchasing - public procurement (CCT)
- Strategy, strategic partnerships and structure for sustainability (CCT)
- Marketing and communication (CCT)
European Week for Sustainable Development and UNILEAD projects
The public universities associated in the UNILEAD projects have decided to join together their activities in the European Week for Sustainable Development (ETUR). The list of events that took place from 18 September to 8 October promoting sustainable development in universities can be found in the link below. A list of all the events can then be found at www.tydenudrzitelnosti.cz.