Recognizing the urgency of the targets contained in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which is mixed with sincere motivation  and strong enthusiasm in supporting the commitment of the government of the Republic of Indonesia, SE Rector No. 33/UN7.P/SE/2020 regarding the implementation of SDGs in the University of Diponegoro presents as a starting point for the establishment of the SDGs Center at the University of Diponegoro.However, Diponegoro University has carried out activities and forged partnerships on sustainable development far behind this milestone.

The SDGs Center of Diponegoro University serves as a focal point to redefine, sharpen and continuously increase the university’s effort and commitment to environmental sustainability and development. The SDGs Center of Diponegoro University brings together the multi-disciplinary intellectual capacity within the university as a valuable asset that can play a strategic role in driving the achievement of SDGs implementation in Indonesia by 2030. The SDGs Center of Diponegoro University has a vision to become “a center of excellence for the university that can play an active role in encouraging achievement of the SDGs in Indonesia by 2030.” In 2021 SDGs Center Universitas Diponegoro has successfully joined the SDSN Network which is a global network that mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

These are missions of the SDGs Center of Diponegoro University:

  1. Internalizing the implementation of inclusive and SDGs-sound education
  2. Strengthening knowledge management to facilitate research, policy development and the implementation of SDGs
  3. Accelerating the achievement of SDGs at the local and grassroots levels
  4. Expanding networks and partnerships with affiliated counterparts and stakeholders to open up space for dialogue to increase awareness in achieving the SDGs targets


SDGs Center Universitas Diponegoro is included in BAPPENAS list of SDGs Center hub and in Pusat Kajian TPB & SDGs Center of Localise SDGs Indonesia


Collaboration form:

  • Assistance, Consultation, Verification, Compilation and Review of Policy and SDGs related documents
  • Research
  • Community Development and Enpowerment
  • Knowledge transfer, forum and dissemination
  • Workshop and training
  • Publication in Journal of Sustainable Perspectives


Program initiatives and activities conducted:

Knowledge Management and Dissemination:

  • National Webinar Series on Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in Indonesia (2020-2021)
  • Joint International Webinar Series UNDIP-ADB 2020 discussing strategic issues on SDGs in the Asia and Pacific region (2020-2021)
  • Talkshow SDGs Center UNDIP inProAlma Radio programs and initiatives for achieving the SDGs targets (2020-2021)
  • The establishment of Undip Initiative for Sustainability (UNITY) (since 2016)

Knowledge Partners and Networks:

  • Circular Cities Asia for Circular Campus Programme (2021)
  • SDSN Network (2021-present)
  • Asian Development Bank (2021-2026)
  • United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) for localise the SDGs and acceleration of SDGs target achievement (2021-2026)
  • Secretariat Coordinator and Regional Coordination Expert Team for SDGs Implementation in Central Java Province (Since 2018)
  • Knowledge partner for Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (GCSMUS) (2020-2024) and Water as Laverage program (2018-2020)
  • Knowledge partner on the preparation of City Resilience Index together ARUP (2018) dan Urban Community Resilience Assessment with WRI (2018)
  • Team on 100 Resilient CitiesProgram (2016-2018) and Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (2010-2015)

Community Empowerment:

  • Community Assistance in The Development of Environmental and Cultural Edutourism in Ngempon with ASTRA International (Sejak 2019)
  • Thematic Student Study Service Program in the field of Sustainable Development

Preparation of Policy Documents:

  • VNR and RAN TPB/SDGs BAPPENAS 2021-2024
  • Preparation of Regional Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation (RAD-API) Semarang City (2019)
  • Water as Leverage (WaL) Report: Cascading Semarang. Water as Leverage (2019)
  • Preparation of Regional Action Plan for Climate Change Mitigation in Semarang City (2018)
  • Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Document and Flood Contingency Plan in 8 Sub-District in Semarang City (2017) and in 6 sub-district in Semarang District (2018)
  • Preparation of City Resilience Strategy (CRS) Semarang City (2016)