Sustainable Development

GCU’s vision is to promote the ‘common weal’ by delivering the highest quality education and research is intrinsically aligned with the principles of sustainable development. 


As a University, we recognise that we are uniquely placed to make a meaningful contribution to advancing the principles of sustainable development through: our primary role as educators, skills trainers and researchers; as owners/operators of large and complex estates; and as the focus of many local communities.


We are signatories to the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative for Rio+20, Principles for Responsible Management Education and the SDG Accord.