University recognized as sustainability leader in global impact ranking
Penn State was ranked third in the United States and 35th in the world out of 767 international institutions that participated in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.
The global rating is a broad multidimensional assessment of a university’s research, community outreach and education and campus operations. The criteria used in the assessment are linked to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global goals adopted by all United Nations Member States that look to improve life for all people and protect the planet.
In addition to being in the top 5% globally, Penn State ranked sixth in the world in the “Life Below Water” goal; 13th for “Life on Land”; and 17th in the world for “Clean Water and Sanitation,” among international institutions that submitted for specific SDGs.
The University also had very strong showings in the goals for “Sustainable Cities and Communities,” “Affordable and Clean Energy,” “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure” and “Partnership for the Goals.”
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