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University of Plymouth ranked among world’s top 25 – and 1st for marine – in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

Ranked 9th out of all the institutions featured in the tables for its efforts in support of SDG 17, the University of Plymouth (@PlymUni) has established itself as an international pioneer in sustainability practices, research, education and engagement.

It has won prestigious awards for its efforts to embed sustainability across its campuses, while its researchers have contributed to global advances in thinking on issues including marine pollution and conservation, global warming, environmental change and natural hazards.

It also has a reputation as a centre for excellence in sustainability teaching and learning, ensure all students graduate with an appreciation of the issues, urgency and opportunities.

In 2019, the University declared a climate emergency, joining an international movement aimed at taking action on climate change.

Dr Samantha Davies, Head of Sustainability, said:

“Climate change is a global situation, and global cooperation is needed to make a real and lasting difference. We pride ourselves on having staff and students who include environmental practices in their professional and personal lives. But our innovation and research, and the changes on campus, are also having positive effects in the local community and globally.”

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