UCD statement to the sixth annual multi-stakeholder forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (UN STI Forum). Session 6 – Supporting National Capacities through the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM).

Sixth annual Science, Technology and Innovation Forum for the SDGs (4-5 May 2021): The theme of the STI Forum 2021 is: “Science, technology and innovation for a sustainable and resilient COVID-19 recovery, and effective pathways of inclusive action towards the Sustainable Development Goals”. The Forum will discuss science, technology and innovation cooperation around thematic areas for … Continue Reading

Dr Aparajita Banerjee talks at side event of UN STI Forum 2021 “Harnessing Science for a Sustainable Future”- 0rganized by Springer Nature and the UN SDSN

Side Event UN STI Forum: May 3, 2021 – 7:45AM – 9:00AM EDT The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about mass global disruption – devastating our health systems, bringing many economies to a near standstill, and upending our ways of living and working. It has also presented a significant setback to the achievement of the Sustainable … Continue Reading

UCD to join United Nations Academic Impact: Special Event on 11th May 2021 on the role of Universities to address urgent global challenges through teaching and research.

To mark UCD’s membership of UNAI, UCD Earth Institute is hosting a discussion on Tue, 11 May 2021, 15:00 – 16:30 IST, on the role of universities to address urgent global challenges through teaching and research.  Prof Orla Feely (Vice President for Research, Innovation and Impact, UCD) will open the event and welcome Mr Ramu Damodaran, chief … Continue Reading

UCD, UN SDSN & SUNWAY SIDE EVENT- UN YOUTH FORUM – Education for Sustainable Development: The Role of Higher Education, April 6th 5pm – Recorded

UCD, UN SDSN and SUNWAY SIDE EVENT AT THE ECOSOC YOUTH FORUM  Education for Sustainable Development: The Role of Higher Education 6th April 2021  5pm, Dublin Time Meeting Recording: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/rec/share/rAykyp-z6VP6GOAYyksSnsyf66O3XpksGSmgcCtBK6UJwACI9RfrdoMI-Zu-tbk3.Yofmc5ieufM_43hn Background Our world faces multiple challenges, some new and many enduring, including pandemics, rising global temperatures, unemployment, and inequality. Are you keen to be part of … Continue Reading

International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) September 2021

The parallel session topics at #ICSD2021 focus on the theme Research for Impact: An Inclusive and Sustainable Planet. Abstracts are due May 1st 2021. Learn more about all the thematic sessions: International Conference on Sustainable Development (ic-sd.org) UCD’s Aparajita Banerjee, Enda Murphy and Patrick Paul Walsh are looking for submissions on “Partnerships and the Sustainable … Continue Reading

Food-Shield: Helping Ireland’s Agri-Food sector to bounce back sustainably.

Post-Doc Position with Patrick Paul Walsh on the Food-Shield Science Policy Interface Job Details (corehr.com) Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 3 March 2021. Lead Researchers: Professor Fiona Doohan, UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science, Professor Chris Elliott, Queen’s University Belfast. Ireland’s agricultural and food sector is key to our economy, including our exports. Covid-19 and … Continue Reading

Recordings of “The Covid-19 Pandemic: Virology, Public Health, and Economics,” taught by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs to Columbia University, UCD and Sunway Students.

Link to SDG Academy Library: https://sdgacademylibrary.mediaspace.kaltura.com/playlist/dedicated/1_sx9kpk05/1_v1d4y9oc The course offers a comprehensive and up-to-date (December 2020) analysis of the global Covid-19 epidemic. We will consider the epidemic from multiple perspectives, including: the historical role of epidemics in human history; the basic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2; the basic virology of SARS-Cov-2; the nature and causes of zoonotic diseases; … Continue Reading

Perceptions of Multi-stakeholder Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals: A Case Study of Irish Non-State Actors by Aparajita Banerjee, Enda Murphy, and Patrick Paul Walsh, University College Dublin. Sustainability 2020, 12 (21), 872; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12218872 . This article belongs to the Special Issue Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals Abstract The United Nations 2030 Agenda emphasizes the importance … Continue Reading

Recordings of Prof. Jeffrey Sachs Course on COVID 19

During the September 2020 semester, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs taught the course The Covid-19 Pandemic: Virology, Public Health, and Economics to students at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, University College Dublin, and Sunway University. This was part of the initiative that UCD and Sunway University are working together on, the M.Sc. in Sustainable Development in … Continue Reading

Introducing Mission 4.7

The SDG Academy, our partner on the UCD M.Sc. in Sustainable Development, is proud to announce the launch of Mission 4.7, a new initiative co-founded with Global Schools (Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens) and UNESCO, to advance SDG Target 4.7 at the highest levels.  The launch took place on December 16, on the first day of the … Continue Reading