A Novel System, Method and Perspective Plan for the Assessments of Higher Education’s Progress Towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Volume 7 Issue 4
Ali Mohammad Ghulam
Pages: 219-231 Download Count : 950 View Count: 1300 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.1112634 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


Education is considered an integral element for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on quality education is a key enabler for all other SDGs. Therefore, research is primarily focused on roles and responsibilities of Higher Education Systems and in the same direction a novel System, Method and Perspective Plan in form of a Project is proposed which will facilitate any country in formation of a Global Knowledge Hub, a data service provider for common people, for researchers, for the Ministry, for each Institution, for the UN representatives and for other associated stakeholders. In addition to this, this will exactly reflect contributions made so far by Higher Education Systems and its' outcomes. This will also reflect, how Higher Education Systems are helping to achieve 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and their targets by 2030. In the paper, some additional useful information is cited pertaining to UN-SDGs based on the published documents in a sequential and systematic manner and this will help to understand better about the mission, vision and objectives of UN Sustainable Development Goals, what are the roles and responsibilities of Higher Education Systems in the same context till 2030 onwards with a constant approach, the initiatives which have been taken so far and the initiatives being undertaken now. Some additional measures and about convergence are also suggested. It is also discussed well about SDG Index & Dashboards and about some major thrust areas. Since, some additional useful information is cited, source of information for each citation is properly mentioned in the references column.


  • Higher education
  • UN sustainable development goals
  • contribution through higher education
  • assessments of contributions through higher education
  • a unique novel system proposed assessment method
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