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Newcastle University commits to embedding social and environmental justice throughout our activity. We are taking action on the climate and ecological crises. We do this through our environmental sustainability work.

Ranked in the top 5 in the UK for sustainable development

See Newcastle University's progress towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023 recognise our efforts.

Newcastle is placed in the top 5 in the UK and the top 25 in the world

The Impact Rankings assess more than 1,400 universities from around the world. They look at action taken towards the UNSDGs. They evaluate institutions across research, stewardship, outreach and teaching.

1st in the UK for action on sustainable development.

We have also been ranked joint 30th in the world out of over 1,400 institutions in the latest QS World University Rankings: Sustainability.

The continued high performance in global league rankings highlights the University’s continuing commitment and work towards sustainable development. It illustrates how the alignment of our work with the UNSDGs is driving education, research and innovation across the University.

Latest news

Calls for regulatory action to strengthen biodiversity disclosures

Business and finance disclosures need a biodiversity outcome focus and regulatory backing to deliver critical conservation goals, new study reveals.

Climate change intensifies wind-rain extremes in the UK and Ireland

Climate change will cause an increase in extreme winter storms combining strong winds and heavy rainfall over the UK and Ireland, new research has shown.

Solar-electric taxi boat sets sail in Kenya

Experts from Newcastle University have helped innovate a solar-electric water taxi fabricated entirely from recycled plastic collected and manufactured in Kenya.