Lancaster University Bags 26th Rank for Sustainability in New Global League Table

Published on: 29 October 2022
by KnowESG
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In the new QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023, Lancaster University came in at number 26.

The new league table, which was developed to measure how institutions are taking action to confront the world's major Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) concerns, ranks Lancaster as the 26th best university in the world and the seventh best university in the UK.

Lancaster did well in Social Equality, which looks at the number of men and women at the university, and Sustainable Institutions, which looks at how the university works and how committed it is to being environmentally friendly. Both of these categories ranked 6th in the UK.

There are 700 universities from 71 countries and regions in the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023.

The table is based on eight performance measures that look at how well a company does in two areas: how it affects the environment and how it affects society. The rankings are based on information from the institution's operations (utilities, food, student participation, staff statistics, and sustainable efforts), research papers, and UNESCO.

Lancaster University Pro-Vice-Chancellor Global (Digital, International, Sustainability) Professor Simon Guy said:

“At Lancaster, we recognise that sustainability, the climate emergency and our environment are the responsibility of our whole community. We are delighted to see Lancaster recognised in these rankings for our commitments to sustainability and proud of the hard work of colleagues across the university towards tackling the climate emergency.”

Source: Lancaster University

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