This collaborative initiative evaluates the importance and impact of the research by the network’s universities regarding sustainable development goals.
Sustainability, climate and energy are priorities that the Aurora Universities Network has identified for its most direct lines of action. Of particular note in this regard is the SDG Analysis: Bibliometrics of Relevance project, which was presented on 3 December at the UN Climate Change Conference. The climate summit will be held in Madrid from 2 to 13 December and will be attended by researchers, business leaders, institutional representatives, NGOs and governments from around the world.
The Vice-Rector for Research and Scientific Planning of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Francesc Díaz, presented the Bibliometrics project at a round table on the role of higher education in meeting sustainable development goals, which was also attended by representatives of the Universitat Politècnica de València, the Universidad de Murcia, the Universidad de Granada and the Universidad de Santiago.
SDG Analysis: Bibliometrics of Relevance is a collaborative project that generates a dashboard regarding the relevance and social impact of the research carried out by the nine universities that make up the Aurora Network. The project also analyses how this research can help the world to meet the sustainable development goals set out by the UN for the coming years.
The project aims to provide a tool that strengthens each university’s commitment to these social challenges and the collaborative research carried out within and outside the Aurora Network that helps to establish strategic alliances in areas that are important to society.