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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). SFU ranks among the world’s top 50 universities for its commitment to sustainability, according to Times Higher Education’s (THE) 2021 University Impact Rankings. The rankings measure environmental, social and economic contributions toward meeting the UN's SDGs.

SFU ranks 46th in the world among more 1,115 institutions from 94 countries. The rankings also place SFU within the top 10 worldwide for three of the SDGs: climate action (SDG 13); sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11); and peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG 16).

Learn more about the SDG mapping project and SFU's commitment to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.