Keele ranked in global Top 25 in sustainability world rankings

Keele has again been scored among the Top 25 universities in the world for sustainability in a global ranking of nearly 800 universities.

For the fourth consecutive year, Keele has placed in the Top 25 in the UI Green Metric World Rankings, securing 24th place out of 780 universities that entered from around the world.

Keele also ranked seventh overall out of all UK institutions, and featured in the UK Top 10 across all six assessment criteria, covering Setting and Infrastructure; Energy and Climate Change; Waste; Water; Transportation; and Education and Research.

This excellent performance comes as Keele embarks on its next big sustainability initiative, playing a crucial role in the HyDeploy project to trial new ways of incorporating hydrogen into the UK’s energy network to reduce carbon emissions.

In 2019 Keele also became one of the first UK universities to declare a ‘climate emergency’, and announced its climate emergency target to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Professor Mark Ormerod, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost at Keele University, said: “We are delighted to be ranked so highly in this prestigious global university sustainability league table, the fourth year in succession that Keele has been ranked in the Top 25 globally.

“Sustainability is a key overarching institutional priority for Keele University, and we seek to embed sustainability across all aspects of our operation. Our high ranking in this global sustainability league table confirms our position as a sector-leading institution for sustainability."