The University of Plymouth has maintained its position as one of the world’s top five universities for marine research and teaching in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022.
The rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In relation to SDG 14: Life Below Water, the University was ranked fourth out of more than 450 universities for the quality of its marine research and teaching and its efforts to reduce the impact of campus activities on the marine environment.
It was also ranked 15th worldwide for SDG 13: Climate Action, recognising its work to drive climate innovation, its efforts to reduce energy use on its campuses, and its preparations for dealing with the consequences of climate change.
In its second appearance in the rankings, the University increased its scores in the majority of other categories, and confirmed its place among the top 5% of global universities for its commitment to sustainability.