Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences Courses Map to the UN SDGs


In 2015, the Member States of the United Nations collectively embraced the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a global initiative consisting of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These SDGs recognize that addressing issues like hunger, healthcare, water scarcity, environmental conservation and poverty alleviation must go hand in hand with promoting economic growth, education and social equality, all while addressing the challenges posed by climate change.

At LAU, we take pride in being one of the pioneering universities to incorporate the SDGs into our biology, nutrition, physics and chemistry programs. Our courses in these fields are tailored to provide students with a unique perspective on how their studies can contribute to achieving the SDGs, particularly in the domains of health, zero hunger, water security, sustainable energy and environmental sustainability. Here’s how our courses are designed to achieve these objectives:

In essence, LAU’s biology, nutrition and chemistry programs are not just about academic excellence, but also about nurturing a generation of scientists and professionals who are dedicated to making a positive impact on the world. By instilling a strong sense of purpose and a deep understanding of the SDGs, we empower our students to be agents of change in the pursuit of a healthier, hunger-free, more sustainable and equitable world for all.