Yes, through international collaboration and research the university reviews comparative approaches and develops international best practices on tackling the SDGs.

Penn State’s Global Building Network is an international collaboration of universities, non-governmental organizations, UN Member States, regions, municipalities and industry partners to develop best practices to address SDGs. The overall goal of the Network is to eventually eliminate, fossil fuel energy utilization in the operation of residential and commercial buildings while acquiring operational data that serves to continuously improve the methodology.  

Penn State is a member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) which promotes integrated approaches to implement the SDGs through education, research, policy analysis and global cooperation.  

Penn State’s College of Agriculture’s Gender Equity through Agricultural Research and Education network of interdisciplinary scholars and researchers mission is to research innovative and sustainable gender integrated development practices.