Sustainable University

Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

In our time, one of the greatest challenges is sustainable development and we, at Frederick University, understand that we have a critical role in helping the society achieve the SDGs. We embrace our responsibility in the transition to a sustainable future. We are committed to ensuring that, through our research, our learning and teaching, our operations and our leadership, our University will be a vehicle for change and will play an important role in the change we want to see in our world.

Since 2019 we are proud to be a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and we are delighted that, in September of 2021, we are amongst the very few Universities from around the world (with our RefTeCp Project) which are included in SDSN’s new guide “Accelerating Education for the SDGs in Universities”. The guide - through innovative, inspiring and diverse case studies - is showcasing how higher education institutions around the world are implementing and mainstreaming education for the SDGs in order to help universities, colleges, and tertiary and higher education institutions implement and mainstream “Education for the SDGs” within their institutions.

As a member of SDSN, Frederick University strives to contribute to finding solutions to global challenges, by connecting with other sustainable development experts and collaborating with them on research, solutions initiatives, and policy work. In addition, Frederick University is one of the founding members of the Cyprus branch of the Sustainable Solutions Network, which aims to work closely with all sectors of society and assist Cyprus in creating the necessary roadmaps, strategies, and policies to achieve the SDGs.

Sustainable Development Goals Steering Committee

The Council of the University recognises that the SDGs directly match and overlap with the core values and goals of the University and to this end they should be strongly promoted and adopted within the operations. Actions are being undertaken to ensure that there is widespread understanding of these goals, identification at departmental level of specific goals that can be served and rethinking of curriculum development and research directions to better promote and support them.

To achieve this, a Steering Committee has been set up, headed by the University President and comprising academics, administrative staff, students and external advisors

Ms Anastasia Frederickou President of Frederick University Council
Dr Chrysanthi Kadji   Associate Professor, Department of Education
Mr Marios Pelekanos Associate Professor, Department of Architecture
Prof. Costas Mantzalos  Professor, Department of Applied Arts
Prof. Miltos Demosthenous  Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Dr Nikoletta Christodoulou Associate Professor, Department of Education
Mr Alexis Onoufriou   Research Service Director
Mr Constantinos Kounnamas NCU Leader
Ms Andrea Athanasiou Studies and Student Welfare Service Director
Ms Natalie Christofides Communications and Outreach Service Director
Dr Aravella Zachariou External Collaborator, Chair of the UNECE ESD Steering
Committee and Head of the Unit of ESD Cyprus Pedagogical Institute
Mr Charalambos Theopemptou External Collaborator, President of Cyprus Green Party and Member of Parliament
Ms Maria Christodoulou Frederick University Student
Mr Loizos Potamitis  Frederick University Student
Ms Christia Moisi  Frederick University Student

Sustainability Annual Reports

Within this framework, Frederick University is committed to publishing each year a report that focuses on the progress achieved and challenges ahead in relation to the service of the various SDGs.

The annual reports are provided below: