Sustainable Development Goals in education

Wageningen University & Research aims at contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in all education programmes. Working on the SDGs is integrated in the curriculum of most BSc and MSc programmes.

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are an integral part of the education ecosystem at Wageningen University & Research. Many of the SDGs are woven into the courses for students, as well as in the post-academic and online courses.

Bachelor's and master's programmes at Wageningen University cover all the SDGs. A survey of all these programmes has helped identify the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are the focus in more than twenty bachelor and master programmes. The following six SDGs are strongly represented at Wageningen University.


2. Zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Thirty-two education programmes focus on this SDG.


3. Good Health and Well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Twenty-eight education programmes focus on this SDG.


11. Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. Twenty-three programmes focus on this SDG.


12. Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. Thirty-eight programmes focus on this SDG.


13. Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Twenty-eight programmes focus on this SDG.


15. Life on Land

Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainable manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. Twenty-two programmes focus on this SDG.

For an overview of all the SDGs represented in our education programmes, and for the SDGs represented in our bachelor programmes and in our master programmes, please refer to the links on the right-hand side.