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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 1st in the UK for sustainable development

Newcastle University strives towards helping achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022 recognise our efforts.

Topping the rankings nationally, Newcastle is placed 8th in the world. We moved up from a position of 3rd in the UK and 15th in the world in 2021.

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.

Latest news

Loss of marine life off the North East and Yorkshire coast

An independent expert panel has today (20 January) published its findings into the loss of marine life off the North East and Yorkshire coast.

Lifetime achievement award for Newcastle academic

Emeritus Professor Steve Juggins has received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work to better understand past changes in ecosystems.

New tool offers hope in the fight against plant extinction

New research provides key insights into which pressures are causing what damage and where.