Achieving inclusive and quality education for all reaffirms the belief that education is one of the most powerful and proven vehicles for sustainable development. This goal aims to provide equal access to affordable vocational training, to eliminate gender and wealth disparities, and achieve universal access to a quality higher education.

Israa University aspires to be in the “Impact Rankings 2020s” in Palestine that measure how an institution’s research, outreach, and stewardship are delivering in terms of fulfilling the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that form a blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable world.

In September 2015, the General Assembly adopted the 2030 agenda for UN Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building on the principle of "leaving no one behind", the new agenda emphasizes a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for all. For example,

GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

GOAL10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

GOAL12: Responsible Consumption and Production

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 14: Life Below Water

GOAL 15 Life on Land

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

GOAL17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal


Israa University is looking for high ratings in several categories such as quality education, promoting peace and justice, achieving gender equality, and strengthening its partnerships for sustainable development.

Israa University is dedicated to international cooperation. Likewise, universities in all around the world are crucial to global sustainable development. Therefore, it is natural that the Association is an active part of the worldwide agenda for achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).