Sunway University Takes A Leading Role in Sustainable Development
Environmental sustainability is deeply ingrained in the DNA of Sunway University, and this commitment extends to the university's approach to brownfield redevelopment.
The university is situated within a dynamic academic complex, which has a unique history tied to a once-barren and mined-out wasteland.
Today, this rehabilitated mining site stands as the nucleus of Sunway City, a smart and digitally advanced urban center that has flourished through the adoption of sustainable urbanization practices.
Sunway University's experience with brownfield redevelopment offers invaluable insights into the potential of these previously overlooked areas. By choosing to build on such sites, the university has shown a commitment to environmental responsibility, urban revitalization, and resource efficiency.
Sunway University is dedicated to championing sustainability efforts within and around the campus by instilling sustainable practices into the various aspects of the university experience such as ensuring high standards in sustainability research, sustainable work practices and sustainable consumption.
The University is in the pursuit of nurturing a community of socially and ecologically responsible individuals who inturn are creating an impact within the wider community within the broader context of sustainable cities and communities. Sunway University has assumed a pioneering role not only in managing resources but also in supporting the government in realising the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). In accordance with that, The Sunway Smart Sustainable Campus Committee (SSCC) was set up in 2017 to brainstorm, innovate and make recommendations to guide campus-wide policies and initiatives.