Sustainable development is today a most urgent issue for the whole society. The University of Milan has embraced the challenge by promoting actions and initiatives to support new growth models and lifestyles.
The United Nations 2030 Agenda set out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the next decade, based on an intergenerational social pact.
Water, waste, energy, mobility, welfare and personal well-being, disabilities and gender policies are at the core of our "sustainability agenda", which we have been pursuing for 30 years. More recently, the University of Milan has formalized its commitment through local, national and international projects and networks.
As part of our efforts to build a culture of sustainability, in 2011 we started the "Città Studi Sustainable Campus Project", in partnership with the Polytechnic of Milan, to make the university district a model area for quality of life and environmental sustainability. We later joined national and international networks, including RUS and ISCN.
In 2018 we launched "Project Minerva 2030: the University of Milan for sustainable development", which involves the entire university community to ensure that UN SDGs are reflected in our governance as well as everyday life.
Signed in September 2015 by the governments of the 193 UN member States, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an action plan for people, societies and the quality of life on the planet.