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Global Responsibility combines internationalization with third mission in order to spread and transfer the knowledge generated by the University of Cologne in our local, regional and global networks and contribute to global change. Global Responsibility expresses thereby an attitude, which defines the role and the motivation of a university to act globally. It emphazises that all actions have a global impact which every individual should be aware of. It is the task of a university to generate and spread knowledge in order to overcome outdated concepts and raise global awareness.

The UoC sees its research and teaching – embedded within the UN Sustainable Development Goals – in global responsibility for shaping the development of science and education, society, and living conditions. Active participation in European networks strengthens its global impact, contributes to shaping the European higher education and living landscape and provides impulses and global competence also for local activities and initiatives. This brings with it a responsibility to continuously develop one’s own institution, which is promoted through competent participation in all areas addressed.

3 · Good Health and Well-Being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

(c) United Nations
Erasmus+ Mobility Togo & Cameroon

Erasmus+ Mobility Togo & Cameroon

Erasmus+ student and research exchange programs with the University of Lomé in Togo and the University of Dschang, Cameroon

4 · Quality Education

Quality Education  is of critical importance because of its transformative effects on the other SDGs. Sustainable development hinges on every child receiving a quality education. When children are offered the tools to develop to their full potential, they become productive adults ready to give back to their communities and break the cycle of poverty. Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility.

"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education...

"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education...

...and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all" (c) UN
DaF Remotely

DaF Remotely

German as a Foreign Language (DaF) online course and examination structures in Herat, Afghanistan
Academic Refugee Support

Academic Refugee Support

Information, programs & support for refugees in Cologne

7 · Affordable and Clean Energy

"Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all"

"Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all"

(c) United Nations
BaSEF Egypt

BaSEF Egypt

Building a Sustainable Energy Future – an Egyptian-German Cooperation

8 · Decent Work and Economic Growth

"Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable…

"Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable…

… economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all" (c) United Nations
LEAD!

LEAD!

During the DAAD Scholarship Program "Leadership for Africa", scholarship holders participate in a series of lectures and workshops at the University of Cologne.
Career Services International

Career Services International

Counseling and more on the transition between studies and career

9 · Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

"Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive…

"Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive…

… and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation" (c) United Nations
MENA-Preneurs

MENA-Preneurs

Technology-based Entrepreneurship for Supporting Sustainability in the MENA Region

10 · Reduced Inequality

13 · 14 · 15 · Protecting the Biosphere

13 · Climate Action, 14 · Life below Water, 15 · Life on Land

13 · Climate Action, 14 · Life below Water, 15 · Life on Land

(c) United Nations
BaSEF Egypt

BaSEF Egypt

Building a Sustainable Engery Future – an Egyptian-German Cooperation
Erasmus+ Mobility Togo & Cameroon

Erasmus+ Mobility Togo & Cameroon

Erasmus+ student and research exchange programs with the University of Lomé (Togo) and the University of Dschang (Cameroon)

16 · Peace, Justice and strong Institutions

"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, …

"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, …

… provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels"
(c) United Nations
LEAD!

LEAD!

During the DAAD Scholarship Program "Leadership for Africa", scholarship holders participate in a series of lectures and workshops at the University of Cologne

17 · Partnerships for the Goals

Partnerships are the glue for SDG implementation and will be essential to making the Agenda a reality. The International Office's aim is to connect potential partners from Research and Education and strengthen the means of implementation and to build and enhance partnerships with diverse stakeholders.

"Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize …

"Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize …

… the global partnership for sustainable development" (c) United Nations
DIES Myanmar CYM+

DIES Myanmar CYM+

Sustainable Internationalisation with partner universities in Myanmar
BRIGHTS

BRIGHTS

BRIGHTS aims to contribute to boosting and valorizing the central role of HEIs in tackling sustainable development

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