Simon Fraser University ranks among the world’s top 50 universities for its commitment to sustainability, according to Times Higher Education’s (THE) 2021 University Impact Rankings. The rankings measure environmental, social and economic contributions toward meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs.
Overall, SFU ranks 46th in the world among more than 1,115 institutions from 94 countries. The rankings place SFU in the top 10 for three key SDGs: climate action; sustainable cities and communities; and peace, justice and strong institutions.
“I am so proud of our students, faculty and staff who, despite facing enormous challenges over the past year, have continued to champion sustainability in everything we do,” says SFU President Joy Johnson. “As a global leader, we will continue to take action to address climate change and promote efforts to build healthier, safer and more resilient communities.”
The UN’s SDGs address global challenges for well-being and good health, quality education, gender equality, building sustainable cities and communities, climate change and other critical issues that the world currently faces. The rankings’ indicators provide comparisons across three broad areas, including research, outreach and stewardship.
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