The contribution of psychology in research and teaching to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
Presenter: Annabelle Hofer
Organisation represented: University of Cologne
The main learning objectives of this workshop are to:
- know the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- understand why it is essential to take the 17 SDGs into account in research and teaching
- develop approaches to promote the achievement of the SDGs in the context of their activities in research and teaching
Who is this workshop for?
The workshop is intended for researchers, such as professors, lecturers, postdoctoral researchers, and doctoral students.
The focus is primarily on guided interactive collaboration in small groups, which makes participants aware of how they can actively and explicitly contribute to the achievement of the SDGs in the context of their research and teaching activities.
Participants will receive a preparatory task approximately 14 days before the workshop. The preparatory task takes approximately 30 minutes.
A laptop with internet access is necessary for participation in the workshop.
In 2015, the members of the United Nations agreed on the 2030 Agenda. This is a roadmap for the future, which includes economic, ecological, and social aspects.
The 2030 Agenda aims to enable a dignified life worldwide while the natural foundations of life should be permanently preserved. Within the framework of the 2030 Agenda, 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) were presented. These include “health and well-being”, “quality education”, “gender equality” and “decent work and economic growth”.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are gaining importance in the context of science. They are directly related to the selection of research topics, third-party funding, the deployment of scientific staff, and the content of research projects and study programs. The workshop will provide essential knowledge related to the 17 SDGs. Based on this, two central topics will be examined in more detail:
- SDGs in the context of research activities
- SDGs in the context of teaching activities.
Annabelle is a Junior Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the University of Cologne (Germany). Her research aims to contribute to sustainable career and organisational development in times of digitisation and new work.