Breathing life into sustainability at 贝搏体育官方网站

How we're tackling the biggest problems facing the world today

The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) underpin all of our activities as an institution, and serve as a valuable framework for how we're addressing some of the biggest challenges facing humanity through our research, teaching, operations and external engagement.

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Our performance in the Times Higher Impact Rankings

The 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings confirm the University of 贝搏体育官方网站 is making excellent progress when it comes to aligning its research, teaching, campus operations and engagement to the biggest challenges facing the world today.

The University is 92nd out of the 1,591 institutions ranked by THE worldwide, retaining its place in the top 100.

The Impact Rankings, now in their fifth year, assess how institutions are contributing to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - the key issues identified as the most pressing facing humanity and the planet.

We are proud to be ranked in the top 100 institutions in the world for 8 of the 17 SDGs, including SDG17 Partnership for the Goals (32nd in the world), SDG14 Life below Water (34th), SDG15 Life on Land (44th), SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (48th), and SDG5 Gender Equality (51st).

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Sustainability Report

Our Sustainability Report, Whaioranga Taiao, Whaioranga Tangata, showcases the progress we made towards the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The name reflects our aspiration for both a healthy and connected environment and fair and inclusive communities, acknowledging that neither can exist without each other.

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Our progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Click on the tiles below to find more detail of how we contributed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2021.  Please note, the 2023 Impact Rankings were an assessment of our achievements in the 2021 calendar year.

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good Health and Wellbeing
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water and Sanitation
Clean Energy
Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Peace and Justice
Lynda Johnston

Lynda Johnston

Assistant Vice-Chancellor Sustainability

Introducing our Assistant Vice-Chancellor Sustainability

Professor Lynda Johnston is Assistant Vice-Chancellor Sustainability for the University of 贝搏体育官方网站. She is focused on shaping the University’s strategic academic approach to sustainability and environmental management, and providing academic leadership and oversight of its activities using the SDGs as a framework.

She is passionate about using the power of our research and our people to make significant, positive contributions on both a local and global scale and will play a key role in raising awareness of sustainability among staff, students and the wider community, and encouraging responsible use of resources via research, operational practices, partnerships, teaching and learning.