Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

BRU-IUL’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals


BRU-IUL is very involved in ISCTE-IUL’s efforts to promote and contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our researchers Catarina Roseta Palma (Economics research group) and Ana Margarida Simaens (Accounting, Marketing & Management research group) are members of the Coordination Team of the Sustainability@ISCTE-IULproject, being respectively President and Coordinator for the Prosperity Dimension.

Fully endorsing the ISCTE-IUL’s Sustainability Policy for Research, BRU-IUL collaborated with the Planning, Sustainability and Quality Office to collect verifiable information relating to the impact of our research outputs towards the SDGs for the first edition ofTHE University Impact Rankings. This new ranking from the Times Higher Education (THE) aims to assess Higher Education Institutions’ performance in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.


In addition, taking advantage of the new possibilities made available by ISCTE-IUL’s information systems, we have encouraged our researchers to identify the relevant SDGs (up to 3 goals per contribution) to each of their research outputs over the past 5 years.


For the period 2013-2018, BRU-IUL researchers have listed 343 publications and 9 projects as contributing to specific Sustainable Development Goals. 




Contribution of BRU-IUL’s research publications to the SDGs for the period 2013-2018



The Unit’s research outputs contribute mostly to SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth with 155 publications and 6 projects, followed by SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure with 95 publications and 1 project, SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production with 85 publications, and finally SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-being with 52 publications and 3 projects. 


SDGs for which BRU-IUL research contributes the most (2013-2018)