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IUPUI receives global ranking on sustainability efforts

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INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — New global rankings that assess efforts by colleges and universities to reach broad sustainability goals, as created by the United Nations, places IUPUI second in the U.S. and 28th in the world. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are based on the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015.

Time Higher Education is a news and information magazine dedicated to higher education issues.

The 17 goals address a wide range of issues that impact the economic, environmental, and social advancement of communities around the world.

“I believe that there is an imperative for institutions of higher education to advance the SDGs, and I am delighted that IUPUI firmly embraces this responsibility,” said Hilary Kahn, IUPUI associate vice chancellor for international affairs. “The 17 goals address complicated challenges and inequalities that we find everywhere, in Central Indiana and across the world, and we need to work collectively and across our differences to solve these problems for a more sustainable future.”

IUPUI received high marks in several categories, including the school’s teaching on peace and justice, research on key diseases and conditions, and policies to reduce inequalities.

The list includes 669 institutions from 82 countries/regions. Click here to view the full list.