IIIT-Delhi, Okhla Phase III, New Delhi, India
Sustainable development is crucial to the future of the country and the entire planet. The framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ensures social cohesion, economic prosperity, and protection of the environment. Education, research, and innovation are essential in sustainable development, making universities critical contributors to achieving the goals.
The Sustainable Development Goals provide a common international framework for concrete action. Adopted in 2015 by 193 countries, the 17 goals have 169 targets and are part of the United Nations sustainable development plan to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity by 2030.
The Institute provides cutting-edge research, high-quality education, and ground-breaking innovation (Goal 4 and 9). Higher educational institutes are an important part of civil society (Goal 16) and are excellent promotors of global and local partnerships (Goal 17). Through their contributions to these four goals, universities facilitate achieving of all the other goals. Notably, IIIT-Delhi supports students in developing the rigorous scientific mindset and spirit of curiosity and entrepreneurship needed to produce the solutions required for sustainable development.
Institute's faculty, teachers, and students work in partnership with citizens and the private and the public sector, co-creating knowledge that can produce solutions. The combination of these core missions gives IIIT-Delhi a unique place in the joint effort to achieve the SDGs.