From protecting biodiversity on campus and reducing our energy consumption, to delivering 研究成果 with a global impact, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.
Universities have a responsibility to equip the next generation of ethical leaders and innovators to understand global challenges and the role they play in rising to meet them.
We welcome this responsibility and in March 2019, we became the first Western Australian university to sign the United Nations 可持续发展目标 (SDGs).
Signing the SDGs is a natural fit for Murdoch as these priorities align with our 战略计划, which outlines our guiding principles of equity and social justice, 机会, sustainability and global responsibility.
的 17岁的西班牙 are a shared global framework of priorities and targets that aim to tackle some of our world’s most demanding issues, 包括:
- encourage good governance, peace and security.
我们的 teaching and research priorities facilitate student engagement in all 17 of the SDGs. 通过签署大学承诺书, we further strengthen our resolve to help improve our world, 通过我们的研究, 教学和操作.
我们的 flexible admission system pioneered access to university education for people from diverse backgrounds.
许多 我们的课程 include sustainability, either as an explicit focus or a theme within units.
Around 83 hectares of our 珀斯的校园 are protected as natural, 未开发的 reserve areas for their biodiversity values, as well as 'living laboratories' for teaching, 学习和研究.
We maintain campus biodiversity through policy and on-the-ground work to protect our resident populations of Southern Brown Bandicoots (quendas) and endangered black cockatoos and to manage fire risk.
We've reduced our energy consumption by 26% in the last four years by investing in solar power and energy-saving technology.
计划目前正在进行中 地区能源项目, a major renewable energy project at our 珀斯的校园.
我们的 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Talent Register reflects our commitment to improving equity across our workforce.
我们的 researchers and academics are a valuable source of information and specialist knowledge when the media, 商业和工业 寻求一个专家.