Charles Sturt University in Australia acknowledged globally as a top university for climate action

14 May 2021
Posted by Study Group

Study Group partner Charles Sturt University in Australia acknowledged as one of the top universities in the world for climate action

We are proud to partner with Charles Sturt University in Australia, who has recently been ranked in the top 10% of universities globally for climate action in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact University rankings.

Founded in 1989, Charles Sturt University is the largest regional university in Australia, and its ethos is the Wiradjuri phrase "yindyamarra winhanganha", derived from traditional indigenous Australian knowledge and means "the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in".

The university has worked towards achieving its ethos by becoming Australia’s first certified carbon-neutral university in 2016 and more recently, by spearheading several environmental sustainability initiatives, including a successful bid to establish a Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub.

The project will receive $8 million in operational funding over four years and is one of eight across Australia that will enable user-centered agricultural innovation and research under the Department of Agriculture, Water, and the Environment’s Future Drought Fund.

Study Group’s Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand Alex Chevrolle comments:

“Congratulations to Charles Sturt University on this fantastic achievement. With the effects of climate change becoming more apparent in Australia and across the world, we are proud to partner with a higher education institution, which is making a real difference in terms of protecting the natural environment.

“The 2021 Times Higher Education Impact University rankings are significant and valuable because they are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“With that being the case, we are delighted that Charles Sturt University’s environmental sustainability initiatives have been globally recognized in this way, and it is a strong sign of the institution's ongoing commitment to combating climate change and creating a better world for all.”

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