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Social Impact and the Sustainable Development Goals 

In line with Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) strategic vision to be defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and far-reaching community engagement, SFU International facilitates these connections by building partnerships and collaborations through regional, national and global networks. SFU participates in a variety of networks and has partnerships with organizations interested in international sustainable development and social responsibility. SFU International supports the university’s international engagement and is a member of the following networks:

For more information on SFU’s networks, please see our Networks page.

The social impact of Simon Fraser University is measured and tracked through the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In April 2020, this impact was recognized by Times Higher Education’s (THE) 2020 University Impact Rankings. SFU ranks number one globally for its impact on sustainable cities and communities and is among the world’s top 10 universities for its commitment to tackling climate change.

Overall, SFU ranks 19th in the world among more than 760 institutions from 85 countries. The rankings also place SFU in the top five globally for its response to peace, justice and strong institutions, and in the top 10 for its’ commitment to researching life below water and supporting aquatic ecosystems. For more information, please visit the news here.