UNSW ranked 55th in the world out of 1,406 institutions, up from 96th in 2021. The University secured 10 top 100 and eight top 50 places.
UNSW’s three strongest areas under the rankings methodology, consistent with 2021,
The University’s highest ranking of 17 was achieved in SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation and SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy.
UNSW’s ranking in SDG 6 reflects UNSW’s contributions to clean water and sanitation through campus operations, research and outreach. It is also strengthened through participation in a number of key initiatives such as the Australian Water Partnership (AWP), the Connected Waters Initiative (CWI), and a range of ongoing, long-term collaborations with local and global government and industry partners.
UNSW’s other top 100 performances include:
- SDG 2 Zero Hunger (=46)
- SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy (=17)
- SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (87)
- SDG 13 Climate Action (39)
- SDG 14 Life Below Water (29)
- SDG 15 Life on Land (=73)
UNSW’s meteoric rise from =59 to 17 in SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy was impacted by the university’s pioneering research in the development of solar photovoltaic technology, enabling the University to switch to 100% solar energy in 2020 under a world first Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
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