Winchester in top 100 universities world-wide in new ranking for environmental and social impact

3 Apr 2019

The University of Winchester's pioneering work in sustainability and social responsibility has earned the institution a place in the top 100 of the first-ever global University Impact Rankings put together by Times Higher Education.

The new ranking recognises universities across the world for their social and economic impact on society, based on their success in delivering the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Winchester is tied at 76th in the overall impact rankings, out of 500 institutions from 75 countries. Its ranking is based on its performance on SDG 17 - Partnership for the Goals - and three other SDGs.

For these three SDGs, Winchester is tied at tied at 45th for Quality Education (SDG 4), placing it second in the UK. It is tied at 39th for Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10) and at 46th for Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG 16).

Professor Joy Carter CBE, DL, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winchester, said: "It's a huge achievement for Winchester to be placed us among the world's top universities for social impact in these new rankings. It also demonstrates how our commitment to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals translate into groundbreaking work helping to transform the world we live in. We are a community committed to making a difference and our values - compassion, individuals matter and spirituality - inform why we do this and how we achieve it."

There are 17 SDGs which were adopted by the UN in 2016 to provide a framework for developing the world in a sustainable way.

The University's pioneering activities in promoting the SDGs include:

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