Charles Sturt achieves outstanding results in global Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

23 APRIL 2020

Charles Sturt achieves outstanding results in global Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

Charles Sturt ranks 61st overall in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings and achieves outstanding individual results in categories such as gender equality, quality education, reduced inequalities and life on the land.

  • Charles Sturt University ranks 61st overall in Times Higher Education Impact Ratings
  • THE Impact Rating assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
  • Charles Sturt ranked in top 10 in two categories – Reduced Inequalities and Gender Equality

Charles Sturt University has ranked 61st overall in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ratings in the University’s first time appearing in the rankings.

The rankings assess more than 600 universities across the globe against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and ranks them in 17 categories across three areas – research, outreach and stewardship.

Categories include no poverty, quality education, gender equality, decent work and economic growth, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities and climate action.

Charles Sturt scored outstanding results in individual categories, including 36th in quality education, sixth in gender equality, 13th in clean water and sanitation, fourth in reduced inequalities and 22nd in life on the land.

The University was awarded an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality from the Commonwealth Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019 and was one of the first Australian universities to receive an Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award.

Charles Sturt’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Engagement) Professor Heather Cavanagh said the University’s individual and overall results are a reflection of the University’s commitment to creating a world worth living in.

“This is Charles Sturt University’s first year in these rankings and we are incredibly proud of the results we have achieved,” she said.

“The University is committed to producing research that benefits our people, economy and environment and creating a workplace and study environment that is safe and accepting of all people.

“In addition to our focus on education and research, the University has implemented programs and practices that ensure we are as environmentally friendly as we can be. These rankings are a reflection that Charles Sturt University is making great strides towards achieving these goals.”

The full list of rankings is available on the THE website.

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Professor Heather Cavanagh, contact Nicole Barlow at Charles Sturt Media on 0429 217 026 or news@csu.edu.au.

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