UNICA Green & SDGs Webinar “Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Academic Networks”

Promoted by the University of Vienna, 24 February 2022 | 10:30 – 11:45 am CET

Partnerships have been described as the glue for implementing actions to address the UN SDGs, and Universities are in a unique position to support society to address the SDGs, through their capacity to develop and share knowledge, skills and research. Partnerships are key to this, both within universities, across the academic sector and beyond with civil society and industry.

This webinar highlighted how universities are supporting partnerships between academic disciplines, demonstrating how multi-disciplinary collaborations and networks can strengthen the impact universities are delivering for society through research and other means.

The webinar provided an opportunity to learn about how the University of Edinburgh and the University of Vienna are supporting collaborations between academics from multiple disciplines through two case studies:

Thilo Hofmann, Head of the Environmental Research Network and Judith Mühlbacher, Coordinator of the Environmental Research Network, presented the Environmental Research Network of the University of Vienna, which connects over 250 environmental researchers across all levels and disciplines and fosters dialogue amongst them, with the public, and key stakeholders, to transfer and integrate the multi-faceted knowledge needed to solve the complex crises of our time.

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  • Jamie Cross, Director of the Edinburgh Earth Initiative, University of Edinburgh, shared how the new Edinburgh Earth Initiative aims to bring together expertise from across the University and work with global partners to deliver ambitious solutions to address the climate crisis.

UN SDG 17 is about partnership for the goals, strengthening the means of implementation and revitalising the global partnership for sustainable development.

UNICA Green & SDGs Webinar “Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Academic Networks”


Promoted by the University of Vienna


10.30am – 11.45am (CET) / 9.30am – 10.45am (GMT)


Laura Brossico (laura.brossico@unica-network.eu) | Viki Csonka (viki.csonka@unica-network.eu)