Nottingham Trent University ranks highly in Impact Rankings

Nottingham Trent University ranks highly in Impact Rankings

 April 28, 2020

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Nottingham Trent University has received a high ranking in a global table which scores universities on their success in addressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The university is ranked 57 out of 766 institutions in Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings, which assess performance of institutions against the UN’s 17 SDGs. The SDGs provide a framework for developing the world in a sustainable way.

NTU's commitment to supporting the SDGs

This is the first time that NTU has entered into the rankings, submitting information across four of the development goals: Affordable and Clean Energy; Responsible Consumption and Production; Life on Land and Partnership for the Goals.

The ranking demonstrates NTU’s commitment to supporting the SDGs through its teaching, research and knowledge transfer, and in embodying them in its internal practices, policies and procedures and providing verifiable evidence of its activities.

High ranking for Responsible Consumption and Production

The university’s highest ranking was for SDG 12, Responsible Consumption and Production, where it was fourth from 360 universities submitting information.

This rating took into account all the work NTU does around sustainable procurement, plastics minimisation, recycling, engagement with staff and students regarding sustainability and its transparency around reporting through its annual sustainability report.

Proud to be recognised and ready to do more

“Achieving such a strong placing at first attempt reflects the strategic importance we place on sustainability,” says Steve Denton, Chief Operating Officer and Registrar at Nottingham Trent University.

“Working towards the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals is reflected not just in the way the university is run, but in our teaching, our curriculum and our research. We will not stop here - [we] will continue to do more to make a difference both locally and globally."

NTU is a top university for sustainability

NTU is known for being a sustainable university. For five years it has topped the People and Planet University League – which ranks all UK universities on their commitment to and management of sustainability – and it is currently ranked third.

The university has also been ranked as the fifth most sustainable university in the world by UI GreenMetric, which scores universities against their infrastructure and performance relating to energy and climate change, waste, water, transport, and education.

The university has also previously won the Outstanding Leadership Team of the Year award at the Green Gown Awards, for leadership in the sector across all areas. These awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the world.

Work at NTU and make the world a greener place

NTU encourages both its students and staff to integrate sustainable practices into their personal and professional lives.

If an eco-friendly lifestyle is one of your priorities, search and apply for job opportunities at NTU.


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