York ranked eighth best in UK in new university sustainability rankings

Long boi will be proud

The University of York has been ranked eighth in the UK and 36th in the world in new uni sustainability rankings.

The new QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023 rank 700 universities around the world, to measure how they are able “to tackle the world’s greatest environmental, social and governance challenges”.

Measurements are 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.

York was given an overall world ranking of 36, which is made up of an environmental impact ranking of 35 and social impact ranking of 63rd. York tied for 36th place in the world with the University of Adelaide, in Australia.

The best university in the country was found to be Edinburgh, which also came fourth overall. Scotland is apparently the place to be because Glasgow was second in the UK, followed by Oxford, Newcastle, and Cambridge.

Roses rivals Lancaster University just beat York, coming 26th in the world and seventh in the country. York St John didn’t make the ranking.

Earlier this month, Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed York as the 20th best uni in the UK, and 139th in the world. The uni league table ranks almost 1,800 unis across over 100 countries around the globe.

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

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