IULM for sustainable development

IULM's commitment to sustainability starts with the awareness that it is small actions that can make a difference. There is no immediate response, but conscious behaviour every day is the key to achieving sustainable long-term results.

It is with this in mind that IULM University adheres to the programme of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the objectives adopted by the United Nations as part of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Over the next 15 years, these goals will be shared by countries, bodies and companies that will mobilize to combat all forms of poverty or inequality or tackle climate change, making sure that no one is left behind.

Thanks to its research programmes, its educational offer, its community of students and staff, IULM University is committed to achieving these goals with its partners at a national and international level.

IULM's commitment to combat all forms of discrimination, whether based on gender identity, ethnic or family ancestry, nationality, political thought, religion, personal skills, sexual orientation, age, should be emphasized. Moreover, IULM's objectives also include fulfilling its responsibilities towards the training of citizens and the socio-cultural development of its surrounding area. It intends to pursue this result from the point of view of cultural democracy, which will see an increase in the number of opportunities to meet, compare and share knowledge, addressing the broadest possible public.

As part of its international involvement in this direction, IULM University is committed to promoting projects and initiatives that contribute directly to the achievement of these goals:

  • FAO Convention: in this context, the University has recently signed an agreement with FAO for the development and implementation of educational projects on issues such as sustainability, food security and the future of food;
  • RUS Network: since 2019, IULM University has been part of the Network of Universities for Sustainable Development promoted by CRUI, the Rectors' Conference of Italian Universities, in favour of coordination and sharing among all the Italian universities involved in the themes of environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

And what can you do to help?

  • use environmentally-friendly water bottles and water dispensers around the campus instead of plastic bottles;
  • turn off the lights if you are the last one to leave a room;
  • do not leave taps open in the bathroom;
  • differentiate waste in the special containers located around the campus;
  • in the cafeteria and at other catering points, ask if leftovers of food can be taken away rather than throw it away;
  • print only if extremely necessary;
  • use public transport to get to IULM - we are very well served.