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Sustainable Development

The Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) are 17 societal goals of our times, which were ratified by the UN in 2015. The goals are multi-layered and need to be tackled together to balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental. Together with 192 other states Austria declared to support the SDGs. Raw materials and their processing have a considerable impact on development, economy and modern society. Therefore, RIC Leoben is occupied with the sustainable handling of resources in the light of the SDGs. Montanuniversitaet has vast expertise on the value-life-cycle of raw materials which is mirrored in the responsible use of these resources. In the university project UniNetZ (Universities and Sustainable Development Goals) Montanuniversität Leoben is particularly active with regard to four SDGs.  For SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and SDG 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption) the university has adopted a sponsorship together with Johannes Kepler University Linz. Furthermore, Montanuniversitaet will contribute its competence to the SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 13 (Climate Action).