UNSW ranks in world’s top 15%

16 March 2016

Our UNSW 2025 Strategy aims for our university to be in the world’s Top 50 universities. Well, we are already in striking distance when it comes to sustainability! We have just been ranked 57th out of 407 participating institutions in the 2015 UI Greenmetric Ranking of world universities. This is our first year of taking part and we are pleased to be second only to the University of Melbourne among Australian participants.

The UI GreenMetric Ranking is an initiative of Universitas Indonesia, one of UNSW’s key regional partners. The ranking considers each uni’s setting, energy and climate change, waste, water, transportation, education and carbon footprint.

UNSW Sustainability Manager, Arifa Sarfraz, said it was an honour to be recognised. “The aim of the University’s sustainability programs is to reduce our environmental impact and educate future leaders who can lead change for a sustainable future,” she said. 

Aaron Magner, UNSW Sustainability Director, said key initiatives included a range of innovative programs to reduce energy usage, including using the “campus as a living laboratory” and embedding sustainability principles into the curriculum. 

Our success is underpinned by an Environmental Policy and our Strategic Plan that roadmaps objectives, targets and actions. Full results are available here.