University of Warwick Joins Top 1% for Sustainable Development in THE Ranking

The University of Warwick has been recognized among the top 1% of institutions globally for its efforts in sustainable development, as per the latest Times Higher Education rankings.

The University of Warwick has achieved a distinguished position in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) sustainability rankings, placing in the top 1% of institutions worldwide within the Partnership for the Goals category. This significant leap to 15th place from the previous 401-600 bracket underscores Warwick’s dedication to fostering collaborations that advance global sustainable development.

The Partnership for the Goals category emphasizes the importance of cooperative efforts among governments, private sector entities, civil society organizations and other stakeholders. This acknowledgment reflects the university’s extensive partnerships with various sectors, aimed at promoting and achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Professor Stuart Croft, vice-chancellor and president of The University of Warwick, spoke on the university’s commitment to sustainability, stating, “The UN Sustainable Development Goals are integral to our long-term vision, embedded in every aspect of our operations. Our goal is to expand our research and education programs, leveraging our ties with industry and society to address the real-world implications of sustainable development and the practical challenges it entails.”

Highlighting the collaborative successes that propelled the university to this esteemed ranking, Croft added, “Our collaboration with governments, major corporations and local businesses has been particularly successful, helping them advance towards sustainable development. This effort has placed us in the top 1% of universities globally in the Partnership for the Goals category. While this is a significant achievement, there is still much more to be done.”

The University of Warwick is not only excelling in partnerships but also making strides in specific SDG categories. The institution is ranked within the top 10% worldwide overall and prominently in areas such as Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (top 5%), Responsible Consumption and Production (top 3%) and Reduced Inequalities (top 10%).

Warwick’s commitment to sustainability is further exemplified by its ambitious goal of achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2030 and its pioneering research efforts, including the development of electric vehicle batteries. The university’s endeavors are laying the groundwork for a more sustainable future, bridging the gap between academic research and practical industry applications.

For more information on the full rankings, visit the Times Higher Education impact rankings here.