Research with real-world impact: Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals

Wed, 19 May 2021 16:55:00 BST

As an institution dedicated to positive change across the globe for society and the environment, we’re proud to have been ranked number one in the world in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings. This achievement recognises action taken towards the 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - the world's call to action on the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing humanity and the natural world.

By creating a healthier, fairer and greener world, we’re delivering on the UN SDGs and making a difference on a global scale through our research, collaborations and partnerships.

Not only did we top the overall rankings table, but we also achieved first place for our work towards the SDGs for Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11) and Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12), as well as a second place for work in relation to Life Below Water (SDG1 14). The University’s research work in these specific SDGs includes mobilising urban living labs to create sustainable infrastructure; setting the standard for cleaner skies; and removing harmful pollutants from industrial wastewater with innovative technology

Visit our webpages to find out more about how Manchester’s research is delivering all 17 SDGs and making a positive impact across the globe for health, equality and sustainability.