17 Sustainable Development Goals

Through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community expresses their conviction that global challenges can only be met in cooperation. The Agenda’s core is a catalogue of 17 Sustainable Development Goals.  

How do we want to live in the year 2030?

No more poverty, a balanced climate, fair working conditions, intact ecosystems ... In the 2030 Agenda there are many visions of a better future – and many individuals and institutions working towards them. But we have still not achieved enough. So, what do we have to change? How can every single one of us help in a small way to build a better and more liveable future?

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We have put together some of the results of 2030 Agenda-activities by Germany-Alumni in an eBook entitled THE GLOBAL GOALS – powered by Alumni (in German only)!

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Gaining practical experience abroad

What does the city of the future look like? How digital will it be, how interconnected and how green? These were the questions addressed by a hundred alumni of the RISE Worldwide programme, run by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), at a meeting at the end of October 2019. To mark the tenth anniversary of the programme, the DAAD organised the first alumni meeting at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

“The RISE Worldwide programme enables Bachelor’s students to complete a research internship abroad during their summer holidays, which means they don’t have to take time out of their studies,” says Michaela Gottschling, Senior Desk Officer for the RISE programme at the DAAD. Since 2009, 2,500 students have ventured abroad with RISE Worldwide – a remarkable number, as Gottschling says.

Watch the video to find out how former participants of the programme have benefited from their experiences.

“Kenya needs me”

Strong role models: Young female scientists from Kenya are committed to their field and at the same time encourage other women to take careers in research.