CQUni ranks in top 25 per cent of unis worldwide for sustainability
Published:23 April 2020
CQUniversity has ranked in the top 25 per cent of universities worldwide in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings.
CQUniversity has ranked in the top 25 per cent of universities worldwide in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings highlighting the institution's commitment to sustainability and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
CQUniversity maintained its inaugural ranking of 101-200 in the 2020 rankings, joining a list of 21 Australian universities participating in the initiative in its second year.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Nick Klomp said the results were really positive for the University considering university participation in the rankings rose by 40 per cent this year.
“CQUniversity performed well in the latest rankings overall, but it also showed a huge improvement in the mandatory SDG17 category, demonstrating our commitment to global partnerships for sustainable development.”
This second edition of the THE Impact Rankings surveyed 766 universities from 85 countries with three Australian universities placing second, third and fourth, behind top-ranking institution University of Auckland.
The Rankings provides a comprehensive and balanced comparison across three broad areas: research, outreach and stewardship.
“The latest result is evidence that Australian universities are leading the way globally in their commitment to improving sustainability across their operations.”
CQUniversity was one of several Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses recognised in the rankings, including Arizona State College and Glasgow Caledonian University.
Earlier this year CQUniversity was re-accredited as a Changemaker Campus, after becoming Australia’s first-ever University to achieve the title in 2016.
Ashoka U is an exclusive global network committed to social innovation, enterprise and impact.