The PRME SDG Dashboard is a reporting and data analysis tool that was launched in 2018 and presents contributions on sustainable development on a map. The contributions are SDG-related 'best practices', divided into the PRME Principles of teaching, research, partnerships, dialogue and organisational practices. The SDGs are addressed 205 times in the area of teaching, while they have been explored 54 times in the area of research. The SDG Dashboard also shows that a link to the SDGs can be established 149 times with respect to HTW Chur’s partnerships and that dialogue on the SDGs has been held 36 times. At an organisational level, there have been 45 efforts that have contributed to the fulfilment of the SDGs.
The PRME SDG Dashboard is the result of a partnership between PRME and the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University in the USA, a PRME Advanced Signatory. The purpose of the PRME SDG Dashboard is to provide a comparable, robust and useful resource for PRME schools in order to increase their impact together with respect to the fulfilment of the SDGs. Over time, it will be possible to use this instrument to manage the university’s further development.
As a long-standing PRME Champion School, HTW Chur wants to assume a leading role in the implementation of the SDGs as part of the strategic vision of the PRME programme. In order to achieve this objective, HTW Chur has become the first PRME university to undertake to make reports using the SDG Dashboard. The SDG Dashboard provides a uniquely visual overview of all sustainable development initiatives at HTW Chur. With this aggregation, the University Executive Board has access to an important instrument for ensuring the targeted development of sustainability in HTW Chur’s teaching, research, services and further education courses. It is important that the running of the university is also integrated within this development and thus within the reporting. It is important to HTW Chur to renew and maintain the SDG Dashboard contents on an ongoing basis.
Besides staff members of the HTW Chur the following people participated in the project:
- Räto Kessler, student research assistant