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Influence of EdUHK's Research on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Scopus: Overview


Introduction of SDGs

SDGs, or Sustainable Development Goals, are a set of global goals adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs serve as a blueprint for achieving a more sustainable and equitable world by addressing various social, economic, and environmental challenges. There are 17 SDGs in total, each with specific targets to be achieved by 2030, including:

SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 13: Climate action, SDG 14: Life below water, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 16: Peace, justice, and strong institutions and SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals.

In this guide, we are going to take a look at EdUHK’s research from 2013 to 2024 that contributes to the SDGs using Scopus data. Please note that the data used in this review were extracted from Scopus on March 22, 2024.

Mapping EdUHK's research to SDGs in Scopus

The process of mapping SDGs to a document involves matching terms from a Scopus record against search queries and using a predictive machine learning element for each SDG. The terms considered for mapping are taken from various parts of the document, including the record title, keywords, key descriptors, journal subject areas, and abstracts.

1) How to locate SDGs of publications in Scopus

You can refer to Elsevier 2023 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Mapping for all queries.

2) Number of publications

During the past 10 years, there were 4350 EdUHK research publications related to SDGs.The top 5 SDGs with the highest number of publications are:

1. SDG 4: Quality education (32%)

2. SDG 3: Good health and well-being (16%)

3. SDG 10: Reduced inequalities (8%)

4. SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production (6%)

5. SDG 16: Peace, justice, and strong institutions (4%)


3) Research areas contributing to SDGs

EdUHK strives to create a positive impact and promote sustainable development across various research areas. The hierarchy chart shows the research areas of EdUHK research publications contributing to SDGs:


Bedard-Vallee, Alexandre; James, Chris; Roberge, Guillaume (2023), “Elsevier 2023 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Mapping”, Elsevier Data Repository, V1, doi: 10.17632/y2zyy9vwzy.1