The University places sustainable development and global citizenship at the heart of its strategy, and now, the latest university league table reflects those aims. Once again the University has ranked in the top 100, placed 64th globally and 16th in the UK when measured against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In reviewing 1,591 universities worldwide, the annual Times Higher Education Impact rankings use these SDGs to assess the positive impact of universities.
Dr Christian Dunn, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Sustainability, said, “A constant consideration running through our activities and actions is our desire to bring sustainability to life, whether through our teaching, research or public engagement. It’s heartening to see that this intention is reflected in our being ranked highly, when compared to other institutions around the world. We hope that by our actions, we are lighting a beacon to show others the way forward.”
He added, “We’re currently undertaking an ambitious drive to cut our carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by 25% within just three years. Sustainable development is about more than the environment however, and we are working towards improving our sustainable development goals across our activities.”
Bangor University was measured against seven of the 17 SDG categories: Good Health & Wellbeing, Gender Equality, Decent Work & Economic Growth, Reduced Inequalities, Responsible Consumption & Production, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions and Partnership for the Goals.