Aurora is a network of ten European research-intensive universities with high research impact, united by a shared commitment to social relevance and a diverse student body. The Network incorporates the Sustainable Development Goals in all its work and emphasizes social responsibility and student participation.
Ann Hubbard began as the new assistant dean for learning abroad at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities on August 31. One of her priorities is to continue diversifying the Learning Abroad Center's programming options and learning modalities.
The UMN Sustainable Development Goals Initiative is currently accepting applications for their SDG Research Grants Program, which awards grants of up to $20,000 to faculty and research staff to support SDG-aligned projects.
Grant proposals should clearly demonstrate how the research project will address known needs locally and/or globally, as well as how it will contribute to at least one Sustainable Development Goal.
Meet the Mandela Washington Fellows: Ester Nanyanga Kayala Ensures a Future For Humans, Animals Alike
Ester Nanyanga Kayala is one of 24 Washington Mandela Fellows who will participate in a six-week Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota. She is an advocate for conservation efforts as a park warden in the Namib Naukluft National Park.
Ibrahima Ngom is one of 24 Washington Mandela Fellows who will participate in a six-week Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota. Ibrahima provided technical input on the African Union Commission's climate change and energy justice strategy.
The University of Minnesota is proud to announce Shane Stennes has been hired as its first systemwide chief sustainability officer (CSO), effective May 9.
A new report, "The Journey to Belonging in the Twin Cities,” offers a blueprint for making the Twin Cities more welcoming for immigrants and refugees, while strengthening their inclusion in the regional economy.
Emma Mentz, a junior in the College of Liberal Arts (Twin Cities), first became interested in food insecurity when she saw how many of her classmates were getting free or reduced lunch. She became even more involved when a food shelter in her hometown of Faribault, Minnesota, closed during the pandemic.
When Master of Development Practice (MDP) student Dalila Hussein first heard about the UMN SDG Iniative’s Student Group Activity Grant Fund she immediately knew what she wanted to do.