PSU

SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Prince Sultan University exhibits high commitment to the global blueprints designed to deliver progress, peace and prosperity for people and the planet, including preserving and sustaining the heritage of communities. As an important stakeholder, PSU contributes towards the achievement of sustainable cities and communities through various events, practices and research. It regularly organizes events and exhibitions for students and employees to promote the culture and appreciation of Saudi heritage.

The strong commitment can be witnessed from the type of support provided in events related to arts and heritage and the sustainable practices followed for sustainable commuting, remote working for employees, affordable housing, buildings to sustainable standards etc. Moreover, the integration of sustainability as an important topic is endorsed in our curriculum, research and outreach.

Achievements

Promoting Arabic Language & Culture

PSU organized several sessions of Arabic Language Analysis workshops. The workshops targeted females from society interested in knowing more of Arabic as a Language. The main aim was to raise awareness of our culture among society. The attendees from the public were glad and gratitude to find an academic venue as PSU where they can share their interest in Arabic Language Knowledge.

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Art Promo Exhibition

Sustainable Development Symposium/Workshop

PSU’s College of Engineering organized a workshop entitled Partnership and Sustainable Development Goals in cooperation with the Saudi Green Building Forum and the United Nations in December 2019

PSU Eco team in Shell Eco Marathon Asia 2019

The commissioning of PSU Eco-Car
On-track, teams battle it out in the mileage challenge, competing within vehicle categories and energy classes to see which vehicle can travel the furthest on the least amount of energy. PSU Eco team participated in Shell Eco Marathon Asia in April 2019.

Green Building & LEED Certification

Green Building was a lecture in a form of forum organized by ID Department in collaboration with CSCEC. It was implemented on two stages; the first one was a conducted LEED course presented by PSU alumni for four days. The next stage was organizing a forum where PSU welcomed a guest speaker. He was the Vice President of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) who highlighted the next step in sustainability which aligns with the 2030 Environmental Sustainability Vision. Then the main goal was to raise awareness and to inform the community about the professional knowledge regarding the KSA Green Building Industry. Followed by PSU presentation about LEED, presented by Tae Yi, PSU faculty member. At the end of the forum, LEED certifications were distributed to the participants.

Celebrations on Saudi National Day

PSU celebrates the Saudi National day (23rd September) every year with students and employees. This promotes and supports the Saudi art, heritage and culture.

Participation in the Saudi Design Week

A field trip to Saudi Design Week organized by the Interior Design Department for students and faculty members. Source: The Interior Design Department Outreach Committee.

Field trip to Asir

A trip organized by the Interior Design Department for students and faculty members to Asir to strengthen their understanding and appreciation for the culture and the Saudi Heritage. Source: The Interior Design Department outreach committee, 2020.

Metrics

11.1 - Research on economic growth and employment

11.1 - Research on sustainable cities and communities

PSU's research papers related to sustainable cities and communities has 455 views and 1.5 citations per paper.

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PSU's research papers related to sustainable cities and communities has 455 views and 1.5 citations per paper.


11.2 - Support of arts and heritage

11.2 - Support of arts and heritage

The university participates in events related to Saudi culture and heritage.

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Record and preserve local heritage

The university participates in events related to Saudi culture and heritage.

Many departments cooperate with the Public relations office to provide free field trips from students and faculty members to many landmarks with a cultural significance. Most of these trips are organized for free and some are paid if they require traveling.

Photo:A trip organized by the Interior Design Department for students and faculty members to Asir to strengthen their understanding and appreciation for the culture and the Saudi Heritage.

Source:The Interior Design Department outreach committee.

Public access to libraries

PSU provides public access to libraries including books and publications. A Bookfair was also organized to promote the culture of sharing and donating books.

In addition, PSU students and faculty actively participates in the Riyadh International Book Fair-One of the most important cultural events hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Information in the Arab region.

The university offers free public access to visit and borrow books (with refundable deposit).

Photo: University Library


11.4 - Sustainable practices

The university offers bus shuttle service for faculty members living on different university housings

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  • The university offers bus shuttle service for faculty members living on different university housings
  • The university offers housing for faculty members
  • The university offers flexible work options
  • Sustainable buildings

Goal in action

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