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Institute of Sustainable Development

Institute of Sustainable Development

What we offer

The Middlesex Institute of Sustainability fosters the advancement of sustainable development into the university, community and global practices. Through outreach, research and training, ISD is a thought leader in sustainability advocating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

The objectives of ISD are to strengthen stakeholder collaboration by aligning academic knowledge and professional practice and by promoting partnerships with businesses, civil society and government to reach a sustainable future.

Activities of ISD include:

  • Collaborative research with businesses, government and UN agencies
  • Best practice consulting
  • Training workshops
  • UN Global Compact Youth Ambassador training
  • Promoting sustainable best practices
  • Customised Certificate Programmes for specific industries
  • Industry Round Tables

To work collaboratively with Middlesex University in Dubai, please contact:

Dr. Belisa Marochi 
Phone: +97144335617

Message from the Director

Middlesex University Dubai is proud to be the first university in the UAE to report the sustainability practices of the entire campus to the United Nations Global Compact Local Network UAE.

We are committed to the principles of sustainable development. Supporting the vision of the UAE Federal Government and the UAE National Committee on Sustainable Development, Middlesex University Dubai recognizes the importance of taking action to implement the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The university’s commitment is demonstrated through our membership to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Middlesex University Dubai is also a signatory of the WEPs (Women Empowerment Principles) Taskforce of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and UN Women as creating a gender equal workplace, marketplace and community is our goal.

The outstanding involvement of our faculty, administrative staff and students to advance the implementation of the SDGs within the university and the international community is visible in our university structure, curricula, research and student experience.

Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes
Pro-Vice Chancellor
Middlesex University Dubai

Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes

As a member of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, Middlesex University Dubai shows its commitment to creating a just and prosperous world by being the first university in the UAE to report campus-wide activities towards the sustainable development goals and principles.

The Institute of Sustainable Development presents below the Communication on Engagement (COE) Report submitted to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) showing how Middlesex University Dubai embeds sustainable development goals and principles in operations, curricula, research and student experience.


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