UBC tops global university impact rankings: Times Higher Education

By District Energy posted 04-04-2019 14:33

  

The University of British Columbia

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The University of British Columbia is ranked number one in the world for taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts and ranked one in Canada for making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, according to Times Higher Education (THE).

“UBC’s achievements in these rankings is a clear reflection of the great work of our students, faculty and staff who combine their expertise to ensure UBC is a leader in creating vibrant, sustainable and connected communities and campuses,” said UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono.

THE University Impact Rankings, in which UBC ranks top three overall amongst 500 participating institutions across 75 countries and six continents, aims to measure universities’ social and economic contributions through their success in delivering on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]. These SDGs include promoting good health and well-being and quality education; achieving gender equality and reducing inequalities; fostering innovation; building sustainable cities and communities and achieving responsible consumption and production; and tackling climate change.

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