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SDU is among the leading sustainable universities

The internationally recognised magazine Times Higher Education ranks SDU 23rd among 1,115 universities from around the world. The ranking is based on the universities’ sustainability activities and efforts.

By Nicolai Lynge Clausen, , 4/21/2021

SDU’s sustainability efforts are world-leading. This was established in a recently published ranking list by the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Impact Rankings.

Based on the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it compares the efforts of 1,115 universities in terms of everything from research to ensuring clean bathing and drinking water to reducing food waste from the canteen.

In the latest rankings, the University of Southern Denmark’s sustainability efforts have been assessed to be at a high international level – which ranks SDU no. 23 among the universities.

Research excellence

The Impact Rankings consider the universities’ core tasks within each SDG by assessing research, education and operations. In general, SDU’s research ranks highly for all of the SDGs.

The result is met with delight by Flemming Bridal Rasmussen, Head of SDU's SDG HUB, which is actively working to make SDU more sustainable.

According to him, the reason why SDU is doing so well is that the University has enjoyed an excellent starting point in the form of research environments that have worked on topics for a number of years – e.g. sustainable tourism, life cycle engineering, global health, aquatic and marine environment etc.

Editing was completed: 21.04.2021