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World University Rankings

UNSW has ranked joint fifth in the world and first in Australia in the inaugural QS World University Sustainability Rankings for its work in tackling the world’s greatest environmental, social and governance challenges.

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UNSW Sydney ranked top 20 in the 2023 THE Impact Rankings.

In 2023, UNSW Sydney ranked =18th from 1,591 participating institutions in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, which measure university progress towards the SDGs. UNSW secured 9 top 50 places and 3 top ten places for individual SDGs - our best result to date. 

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UNSW Sustainable Development Goals 2020-2021 Report

This report outlines UNSW's performance against the SDGs over the years 2020-2021.


UNSW Sustainable Development Goals Steering Committee

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Explore UNSW's contributions to the SDGs

SDG 1 No Poverty
SDG 2 Zero Hunger
SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being
SDG 4 Quality Education
SDG 5 Gender Equality
SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation
SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities
SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 13 Climate Action
SDG 14 Life Below Water
SDG 15 Life on Land
SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
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