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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.

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The Vanishing Act

A new show exploring the bug world as never seen before is being created by Cap-a-Pie theatre company with young people and a Newcastle University scientist.

Comment: New research shows how rapidly ice sheets retreat

Writing for The Conversation, Dr Christine Batchelor and her colleague Dr Frazer Christie discuss what their discovery about the speed of ice sheet retreat may mean for Antarctica.

Ice sheets can collapse faster than previously thought

Ice sheets can retreat up to 600 metres a day during periods of climate warming, 20 times faster than the highest rate of retreat previously measured.