University of East Anglia officially top 20 in country for sustainability, new rankings say

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The University of East Anglia has been ranked as the 20th best in the UK and in the top 100 in the world in new university sustainability rankings.

The QS World University Rankings for Sustainability rank 700 universities around the world, measuring how different unis are able “to tackle the world’s greatest environmental, social and governance challenges”.

The overall score is split into environmental sustainability measures (including sustainable institutions, sustainable education and sustainable research), as well as social impact measures (these include equality, knowledge exchange, educational impact, employability and opportunities, and quality of life).

UEA was given an overall world impact ranking of 97, with an environmental impact rank of 58 and social impact rank of 156.

The best university in the country was found to be Edinburgh, which also came fourth overall. Scotland must be the place to be, as Glasgow was second in the UK – and then Oxford, Newcastle, and Cambridge rounded out the top five.

Earlier this month, UEA plummeted down the league tables in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, going from 182nd in the world to 201-250th this year. The World University Ranking looks at almost 1,800 unis across over 100 countries.

You can see the full QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023 here.

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