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Dutch universities help to achieve development goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should have ended poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. In a special campaign, the Dutch universities are showing how they are helping to achieve these goals.

The Dutch universities are actively working to attain all of the SDGs. With their academic research, they are helping find solutions to these challenges that have a national and international impact. A campaign by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) shows how they are doing this, with great examples from the practice.

In October, for instance, the universities showed how they are working on SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic growth. Read about these examples in this e-zine [in Dutch]. This could mean a programme for people who have difficulty finding work, research into the effect of robots on employment and the research at Leiden into the use of modern gadgets in developing countries.

Over the coming months, the universities will also show for the other SDGs how their research is helping make the world a better place.

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