University College Dublin Named Most Sustainable University in Ireland

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University College Dublin named most sustainable university in Ireland

University College Dublin has been ranked the best university in Ireland for sustainability following the publication of the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024.

UCD was judged to be first in Ireland and eighth in Europe, rising more than 120 places after last year's ranking. UCD’s strongest performance was in the Social Impact Category Score, with Equality as the highest ranked indicator at 16th globally.

Professor Tasman Crowe, who was appointed vice-president for Sustainability at UCD in June this year, said: "UCD has long been a prominent contributor to sustainability, with great strength in energy, agri-environmental systems, the circular economy, and humanitarian action, for example, and through innovative educational programmes."

The QS sustainability ranking evaluates universities based on data from the QS World University Rankings, including information from surveys and research output related to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The ranking uses more than 75 data points, grouped into nine lenses, to rank institutions in three main categories: environmental impact, social impact, and governance.

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