“RedIn”: research project on SDG 10 (Reducing Inequalities)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) encompass 17 global goals set by the UN to achieve sustainable development in 193 countries by 2030. In Austria, a multitude of academic, research, and art institutions have created a cross-disciplinary „UniNEtZ“-network (link) to develop a comprehensive country-specific report with recommendations for a sustainable future to support the government in reaching the goals using theoretically informed research and empirical evidence.
At the University of Salzburg in the Department of Sociology, Prof. Kyoko Shinozaki has taken the lead for SDG 10 (Reducing Inequalities). She will, together with Senior Scientist Dr. Katharina Kreissl, conduct research on complex dynamics of social inequalities in the next three years. Together with stakeholders, NGOs, and civil society acotrs, they will develop concrete instruments and measures to reduce inequalities. The team closely collaborates with the colleagues tasked with SDG 1 (No Poverty), Prof. Andreas Koch and Dr. Meike Bukowski, who are in the Department of Geography, as well as with other partner universities including the Donau-Universität Krems and the University of Linz.