QS World University Rankings for Sustainability 2024 Are Out! 

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QS World University Rankings for Sustainability 2024 Are Out!

As we see in the news every other day, universities are making efforts to incorporate social and environmental sustainability at their campuses. 

Using solar panels on campus as a main source of electricity and directing research towards attaining more sustainable goals is leading many universities back in the game. 

These rankings are based on a methodology designed based on the ability of universities to battle the environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges that the world faces today. 

Roundabout 1,400 universities worldwide are featured in the QS list of Sustainable University Rankings 2024. The list of universities was released on the 5th of December 2023 on the official website of QS (Quacquarelli Symonds). 

List of Top 10 Universities Under QS Sustainable University Rankings 2024

Here is the list of top 10 universities under the latest QS Sustainable University Rankings 2024. 

RankingUniversity Region
#1University of TorontoToronto, Canada
#2University of California, Berkeley (UCB)Berkeley, USA
#3The University of ManchesterManchester, UK
#4University of British ColumbiaVancouver, Canada
#5The University of AucklandAuckland, New Zealand
#6Imperial College LondonLondon, UK
#7The University of SydneySydney, Australia
#8Lund UniversityLund, Sweden
#9The University of MelbourneMelbourne, Australia
#10Western UniversityLondon, Canada

QS Sustainable University Ranking Methodology

The efforts and contributions of alumni of world universities towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN are also considered for these rankings. If you follow the achievements of foreign universities you would have seen universities promoting their research with an emphasis on sustainability factor. 

This is because sustainability is considered an essential factor for the growth and development of universities and consequently the youth. There are three categories under this ranking, that is Environmental Impact, Social Impact and Governance.

Where Environmental Impact, constitutes 45% weightage Social Impact also constitutes of 45% weightage and Governance 10%. This is an overview of the ranking methodology which is otherwise quite detailed on its own. 

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