Bringing the above-mentioned theses into the societal debate and introducing them into practice requires cooperation between the entire academic community. Now is the perfect time for universities to set their strategic sustainability goals high and ensure sufficient resources and competence for the implementation of their strategies.
Universities have not only a huge opportunity but also an obligation to lead the change in our society.
The cross-cutting nature and diversity of the sustainability goals offer each member of the university community a number of opportunities to engage in active influencing, debate and taking action. A multi-voiced and participatory dialogue is the first step to introducing these theses into practice.
We expect the theses to widely lay the basis for the debate in the rectorates, boards and management teams of universities, in faculty, research and education committees, occupational safety committees, student unions and property companies as well as for discussions with other key partners.
You can be the one to start the discussion in your community. Start by sharing your favourite thesis, development proposal or a good example of how the theses can be promoted under the hashtag #UnifiKekeTeesit in the social media.
Together we will be a larger actor and influencer in sustainable development than our size would merit.