The University of Sussex ranks very well for global sustainability Brighton News

One UNIVERSITY has been included among the best in the world to contribute to global sustainability.

The University of Sussex ranked 41st in the Times’ recently released Global Higher Education Impact Rankings for 2021. It is the first time the university has been on the list and it has beaten more of 1,000 establishments around the world.

The ranking was based on the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also on the university’s commitment to sustainability, how students are recruited, as well as governance and the functioning of the university. The university obtained a score of 90.3 out of 100.

Vice-Chancellor Adam Tickell said: “The Sustainable Development Goals are an urgent call to action and our best hope for a global response to the existential problems facing our planet.

“Achieving the SDGs is essential if we are to make it a better world for all, which is why we are placing the SDGs at the very heart of our new sustainable development strategy.

“This ranking is a welcome reminder of the progress we have already made and encouraging evidence that we are ready to lead the way in global higher education.”

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance charts that assess universities against the Sustainable Development Goals. Rankings are calculated by comparing four areas: research, stewardship, outreach and education.

The university was also judged to be the best performer on the SDG of no poverty. Sussex itself was ranked tenth in the world. Sussex also scored well on the SDG of Sustainable Cities and Communities, ranking 26th globally.

The county also ranks 31st for Partnership for the Goals and 41st for Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Sussex is ranked in the top 10 for poverty alleviation work.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-23 18:00:00