seventh December 2023: The University of Melbourne’s vital efforts to sort out the world’s best environmental and social points have seen it skyrocket a formidable 42 locations to be ranked ninth finest on this planet within the newest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Sustainability Rankings.
This follows the QS University Rankings in June, the place the University of Melbourne was recognised as 14th finest college on this planet. Increasingly, Indian households are selecting to ship their kids to examine on the University, additionally ranked #8 on this planet for employability of graduates, with Indian college students now making up the second largest cohort of worldwide college students at its campuses in Australia.
The QS Sustainability Rankings is set by efficiency in 9 areas inside three broad classes – Environmental Impact, Social Impact and Governance.
The University of Melbourne considerably improved its efficiency on this 12 months’s QS rankings, incomes the primary rating within the Environmental Sustainability space and a quantity three rating within the Impact of Education space.
These outcomes mirror vital applications of unimaginable and enduring international affect, together with:
- Launching the Melbourne Biodiversity Institute and internet hosting the brand new Biodiversity Council (Australia primarily based).
- Launching the University’s platform on Sustainability, Climate, Energy and Environment, One Planet.
- Building on the Melbourne Climate Futures focus, specializing in SDG progress in Asia and the Pacific.
- Designing-in sustainability as a touchstone inside the University’s Education Strategy. Preparing college students as graduates for a sustainable future, who will develop an understanding of the affect of and interaction between biodiversity, environmental, and human techniques.
- Increasing the quantity of sustainability-focused management roles and subject-matter professional roles inside Faculty groups, and inside skilled workers.
- Delivering empowerment applications for deprived college students, together with the Schools Engagement Program in India (Goal 4, 5).
- Significant vital water and waste administration applications in India* (SDG 6).
University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Duncan Maskell stated the most recent QS Sustainability Rankings mirror the collaborative efforts of many individuals throughout the University.
“University of Melbourne researchers are some of the world’s main specialists on environmental, local weather and biodiversity challenges that threaten our and future generations,” Professor Maskell stated.
“By harnessing this experience and the collective assets at Melbourne Climate Futures, the Melbourne Energy Institute and the Melbourne Biodiversity Institute, the University is set to be a pacesetter in creating options to these international challenges.
“I’m more than happy that the University’s sustainability credentials have been recognised by QS, and our aim is to make a fair larger contribution to analysis and schooling in sustainability, setting and local weather, and social affect.”
The rankings of increased schooling analytics agency Quacquarelli Symonds are regarded among the many most-widely learn college rankings on this planet.
- University of Melbourne’s Sustainability Plan 2030
- One Planet
- Melbourne Climate Futures
- Indo-Pacific Climate Hub (INPACC) (together with Indian companions)
- Melbourne Biodiversity Institute
- Advancing Students and Education Strategy
* Water administration applications in India:
- In 2023, Professor Meenakshi Arora was supported by the University’s Australia India Institute by means of securing a Unnati Grant to set up a water high quality baseline in rural areas of West Bengal India by means of area campaigns and to develop a framework and roadmap for low price water therapy strategies for secure consuming water. The challenge is being delivered in collaboration with IIT Kharagpur and the Public Health Department.
- Also in 2023, the Department of Infrastructure Engineering led a challenge underneath the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund scheme, value AUD$950,000 for analysis on ‘Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Earth Observation for Forest Characterization and water conservation,’ with the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.