Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 global objectives adopted by all UN Member States in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Universities are vital for sustainable development goals by promoting research, quality education, and innovation. They are integral to civil society and promote global and local partnerships.
At UPES, located in the State of Uttarakhand in the foothills of Himalayas we believe in the transformative power of education to drive positive change. Our commitment extends beyond academic excellence to a profound dedication to addressing global challenges and fostering sustainable development. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as our guiding principles, shaping our initiatives and endeavours to create a better, more sustainable future. We strive to align our efforts with the SDGs by focusing on key areas such as quality education, clean energy, and gender equality. Through partnerships with industry leaders and community engagement programs, we aim to empower individuals and communities to actively contribute towards achieving these goals. By integrating sustainability into our curriculum and research projects, we are preparing our students to become future leaders who can drive meaningful change in their respective fields.
The state of Uttarakhand boasts a remarkable geographical composition, with 86% of its terrain comprising hills and approximately 72% covered by forests. Given this distinctive geographic setting, the University, positioned within this landscape, finds immense scope and opportunities for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Demonstrating a steadfast commitment to community and societal development, the University's dedication is evident in the recently published report, accessible through the following link: [insert link]. This report highlights the University's proactive engagement and contributions toward achieving sustainability objectives within the region.
Surrounded by the awe-inspiring natural beauty and rich biodiversity of Uttarakhand, UPES has a distinct advantage in addressing local needs and fostering sustainability. The state's serene landscapes and abundant natural resources provide a practical setting for initiatives related to clean energy, environmental conservation, and community development. UPES leverages its geographical advantage to create a holistic educational environment, actively contributing to the realization of the SDGs. Through partnerships and community engagement, UPES strives to empower individuals and communities to actively contribute to achieving these vital global goals.
Our Commitment in Action:
People & Skill Development Programs:
We prioritize leadership and holistic development through initiatives like Udaan Shakti, PG CAP, LEAP, Pragati, Shikhar, and Project Swavalamban. These programs empower our employees, uplift women leaders, and prepare individuals for leadership roles.
Skills Development Program:
We are uplifting our support staff through education, focusing on computer literacy and English communication skills. This program aims to enhance their roles and responsibilities, fostering personal and professional growth.
Ecosystem and CSR Activities:
UPES actively engages in community development, environmental conservation, and education initiatives. Projects like LearnShaala, Lakhon Khwahishen, Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses, and Smart Class Program exemplify our commitment to creating a positive impact.
Initiatives like Aipan VR and Project Payal showcase our innovative approach to education and cultural preservation. Through virtual reality, we are transforming the learning experience, and through Project Payal, we're investing in the education of girls for a brighter future.
Smart Village Transformation (Project Utthan):
Dhalani and Koti are on their way to becoming the first 'Smart Model Villages' in Uttarakhand. With a focus on healthcare, education, and livelihood, Project Utthan is paving the way for sustainable rural development.
Mandatory social internship for all first-year students, engage in work internships with social sector organizations, to make them aware of social issues in India and develop empathy and leadership skills.
Joining Hands for a Sustainable Future:
As a university deeply committed to the principles of sustainability, UPES invites you to join us on this journey. Whether you're a student, faculty member, partner, or a member of the global community, your contributions matter. Together, we can turn the vision of the SDGs into reality, creating a world that thrives on equality, environmental stewardship, and shared prosperity.
Explore our SDGs initiatives and be a part of the UPES commitment to building a sustainable and resilient future for all. Let's innovate, collaborate, and inspire change for a better tomorrow.