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UniSQ climbs to 354th place in global sustainability rankings

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Hadi Nourizadeh, Associate Professor Ali Mirzaghorbanali, and Alireza Entezam using a compression testing machine to evaluate the mechanical properties of sustainable grout products.

The University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) continues to ascend the global university world rankings, jumping to 354th in the 2024 QS Sustainability Rankings.

Compiled by QS World University Rankings to evaluate universities worldwide for their commitment to addressing Environmental, Social and Governance challenges, UniSQ improved from the 401-450 band in 2023.

The University ranked 226 in the world in environmental research, confirming its dedication to advancing sustainability-focused initiatives.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie said sustainability had rightly become an increased focus for universities around the world.

“UniSQ is committed to advancing knowledge and solutions that address environmental challenges on a global scale,” Professor Mackenzie said.

“Our climb up the QS Sustainability Rankings reflects our commitment to sustainable development, innovation and positive global impact.”

An example of the sustainability focus at UniSQ is its Sustainable Industry Manufacturing Planning for Longterm Ecosystems (SIMPLE) Hub.

Priorities of the SIMPLE Hub include technical, environmental, economic, educational and cultural aspects of green energy, resource recovery, and waste recycling and upcycling.

The QS Sustainability Rankings emphasise the vital role universities play in shaping the future. By being included in these rankings, institutions contribute to a global effort to highlight and celebrate the impactful work done in environmental, social, and governance domains.

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