U of G Earns UN Plaudits for Sustainable Impacts

The University of Guelph placed 16th worldwide for sustainable impacts on society, according to a new global ranking.

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings assessed the progress of more than 1,500 universities from 100 countries and territories toward meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The 17 goals—which include providing inclusive and equitable quality education, achieving gender equality, and building sustainable cities and communities—were adopted by the UN in 2016 to provide a framework for developing the world in a sustainable way.

U of G earned high marks for development goals including poverty and hunger alleviation and clean water and sanitation.

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