Nottingham Trent University is a sustainability-focused university

Nottingham Trent University is a sustainability-focused university

 October 23, 2021

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Working for a university firmly committed to sustainability can be very rewarding - and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the most sustainable universities in the world. 

Working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, reducing environmental impact and enabling a sustainable culture is at the strategic heart of everything NTU does.

Embracing Sustainability and Net Zero Carbon strategy

NTU's Embracing Sustainability and Net Zero Carbon strategy enable a culture of sustainable development across the NTU community.

A sector leader in Education for Sustainable Development

NTU is also a sector leader in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and embedding the UN Sustainable Development Goals throughout its courses.

Exploring sustainability challenges through research

Through sustainability research, the University is also exploring the challenges of creating a world where resources are used wisely and climate change is mitigated through low carbon strategies and pollution is minimised.

Tackling the ecological crisis

A report from Universities UK sets out what universities like NTU are doing to tackle the ecological crisis. From adapting the ways it designs products, generates energy and even grows its food, NTU's Sustainable Futures research explores the challenges of preparing the world for the future. 

NTU also hosts its Campaign for COP26 fortnight of events, workshops, actions and lectures focused on topics within the UN Climate Change Conference.

Celebrating sustainability credentials

Nottingham Trent University boasts an impressive list of awards and accolades that benchmark its sustainability credentials.

  • Green Gown Awards
    NTU has won a number of highly prestigious Green Gown Awards, presented by the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC).
  • UI GreenMetric
    NTU has been named the fourth most sustainable university in the world by the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, an initiative of Universitas Indonesia. Universities are ranked using six indicators: setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water, transportation and education.
  • Sustainability Leadership Scorecard (SLS)
    NTU has achieved an overall performance level of Platinum for all frameworks of the SLS, which allows institutions in the HE and FE sector to understand their current position with regards to sustainable development, whilst assisting in developing routes for improvement.
  • Green Flag Status
    Since the summer of 2012, both NTU's Clifton and Brackenhurst Campuses have been awarded the Green Flag status. This is a national award recognising green spaces throughout the country.

Work for a university focused on a more sustainable world

As one of the most sustainable universities in the world, enabling a positive environmental impact and a sustainable culture is at the strategic heart of Nottingham Trent University.

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