SDSN AusNZPac Member Forum: Advancing research for the SDGs and societal challenges

9 June, 2022  |  Events - Past  ,  General Network News  ,  Universities & SDGs   

Date: Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Time: 3:00–4:30 pm FJT/NZST | 1:00–2:30 pm AEDT | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm AWST | Other time zones

Register: Zoom registration (open to any staff or doctoral students at SDSN AusNZPac member institutions)


Universities and knowledge institutions are increasingly committing to address societal challenges and the SDGs through their research strategies and capabilities, and are looking at how to support and grow such research. In this SDSN AusNZPac member forum, we invite you to come and talk directly with other network members about the challenges, successes, lessons learned, and opportunities for collaboration around the practicalities of advancing research for the SDGs and societal challenges.


Welcome – 5 min

Member spotlight and discussion – 35 min

  • Moderator – Prof John Thwaites (SDSN AusNZPac Chair)
The Pacific Community Dr Stuart Minchin (Director-General): Applying science, knowledge and innovation for sustainable Pacific development
The University of Wollongong Dr Tamantha Stutchbury (iAccelerate Research Director): Research for change programs at the University of Wollongong

Breakout group discussions – 30 min

  • What are different institutions doing to advance or scale up research for the SDGs and societal challenges?
  • What are examples of good practices?
  • What are barriers to action and what needs to change?

Final discussion – 20 min