The Politecnico di Torino (Polito) has introduced the concept of sustainability since 2012, between the Principles of the Statute. In 2019, the 7th objective of the new strategic plan (horizon 2024) promotes responsibility actions, directed at teachers and students, to make the Polito community more familiar with the 17 SDGs. The development vision underlying the new policy document is offering to government bodies University decision-making criteria aligned with the 17 SDGs. With the aim of aligning the multiple activities and initiatives implemented for a long time into the system reference of sustainable development, Polito started in 2017 a mapping and coordination operation to reread our own educational, research and third mission output according to
17 objectives and related 169 goals proposed in the Agenda 2030 of the United Nations. In the context of education for SDGs, the Green team provided a significant teachers involvement for identifying, for each course, the SDGs of reference, starting from the educational offer for the academic year 2018/19. On the research side, the Green Team re-read the production of scientific research products from 2013 to 2018 and associated them with one or more SDGs. A first association has been made by a machine learning tools, trained by manual input to refine the intermediate results, to propose researchers a first hypothesis of match. After this prompt, every researched is requested to check and update his/her publication on IRIS (the European database of researchers profiles). As for assessing students’ awareness of SDG framework and related societal challenges, results from more than 600 freshers’ filled survey will be mined for data to map the current level of sustainability literacy and monitor progress overtime. The matrix of topics and the format are aligned with the SDGs framework, but a statistical consolidation between the pilot phase and a more refined version is still not possible, given that results are being analyzed at the time of this case study (April 2019).