SDG 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions

Institutions should be effective, accountable and inclusive at all levels. However, conflict and violence throughout the world can threaten this. Governments and communities must work together to find solutions to manage conflict and insecurity.

LJMU is committed to creating peaceful and inclusive societies. On campus, we support Armed Forces Day and we’re recognised under the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme. Locally, we’ve partnered with the Merseyside Police, raising the standard of policing in Merseyside. Nationally, LJMU AI researchers helped to solve a murder case using a deep learning method originally developed for eco-conservation.

Key statistics

100% of Policing students

All second and third-year Policing students at LJMU are able to join the night-time guardians project.


Four students from last year’s cohort of Night-time Guardians were featured on the BBC Sunday Morning Politics Show.

7 days

28 days’ worth of CCTV footage were processed in 7 days to solve a murder case.

2022 awarded

We achieved the silver award under the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme in 2022.