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How We Rank on Sustainability

We're proud to say that we are committed and continuously working towards a sustainable future for all, and have been recognised in various sustainability league tables.

The QS World Universities Rankings 2024, assessing 2,963 universities, saw notable successes in the new indicators of Sustainability and International Research Network. Our top performance was in the new Sustainability category, ranked joint 30th in the world, which evaluates universities' social and environmental impact as centres of education and research.

We ranked 19th in the QS World University Rankings for Sustainability 2024, which comprised of three categories - Environmental Impact , Social Impact and Governance. The performance in each combined to create the overall score.

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023 placed us joint 77th in the world. We performed well in SDG15: Life on Land, SDG11: Sustainable Cites & Communities, SDG17: Partnership for Goals. The ranking recognised our extensive programme of work across our educational, research, engagement and operational activities contributing to the United Nations SDGs.

We're ranked in the top 40 in the People and Planet Green League Rankings 2022/23, where we scored 100% for Policy and Strategy, and Environmental Auditing & Management Systems. We also scored highly on Sustainable Food (90%), Education for Sustainable Development (85%) and Staff and Student engagement (80%).

Explore more on the University's rankings
Joint 30th in Sustainability (QS World Universities rankings 2024)
19th in the QS World University Rankings for Sustainability 2024
15th for Sustainability (QS World University Rankings 2024: Europe)
Top 40 in the People and Planet Green League Rankings 2022/23

SDG Accord

SDG Accord LogoAs part of the institutional SDG Accord reporting in 2022, we were asked as signatories to submit one or more case studies to share good practices and celebrate how our institution is integrating the SDGs. Find out more about one of our case studies, published on the SDG accord webpages, on how we increased institutional awareness for the role of law in tackling global issues.