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Woxsen University Aligns Its Activities with the UN’s SDGs

With a strong focus on ERS, Woxsen University has set in motion a SDG-wheel to direct its core activities and innovations with an aim of social impact.

SDG No. 1: No Poverty

•The school hosts a chapter called “Street Cause” a nationwide present entity that focused on the social uplifting of rural India. 100+ students contribute in the form of donations, goods or time to the cause. This complements the Rotaract Club activities prevailing on campus.

•Rural Entrepreneurship project aims at helping rural people in vicinity of Woxsen University through entrepreneurship, a team consisting of 7 members visited Kamkole village, Telangana, India interacted with the villagers.

SDG 3: Good Health & Wellbeing

•Mindficent Series – Esteemed mental health speakers are invited every alternate month to interact and connect with the students and staff at Woxsen

•The human library is an initiative which addresses people’s prejudice by initiating a dialogue between real human stories and the readers

.•A confidential & safe space for students who have undergone or undergoing any kind of sexual harm and abuse to share their stories in an empathetic and non-judgemental environment. The Student Wellness Cell will provide help, assistance, and group counselling to anyone in need.

•Candid-Talks is an initiative to reach out to all students individually and have a one-to-one conversation about Young Adult Life.

•Heart – Unlocked is an initiative of the Community Service Volunteers to reach out to the Woxsen students and create a circle of support.

SDG 4: Quality education

•Partnered with Monmouth University to offer education to 250 underprivileged children.

.•The institution’s Rotaract club takes up sessions on personal & community hygiene.

SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals

•With 90+ academic parterns, 20+ corporate collaborations in CSR and numerous NGOs in the roster, the university has joined hands with some of the most-able individuals and organizations to ensure the materialization of the SDGs.

Additionally, the university releases Seed Grant to the most deserving research proposals for undertaking longitudinal projects in line with SDGs 1, 3, 7, 11 and 14. Woxsen’s research output in the year 2020 had 25% of its publications with a social impact focus while in 2021 it increased to 27% and 31% in 2022, at the moment. Similarly, the university works closely with PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) across various segments such as pedagogical innovations and cross-institutional ESG projects.