Sept. 6, 2019

University of Aberdeen shortlisted for prestigious award

The University of Aberdeen has been shortlisted for a prestigious award in this year's Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.

The university is amongst six UK institutions to be shortlisted for this year’s THE DataPoints Merit Award in recognition of its positive impact on society. This nomination has come about due to the University of Aberdeen’s recent efforts to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – which include reducing inequalities and tackling climate change.

Senior Vice-Principal of the University of Aberdeen, Professor Karl Leydecker, enthuses, “We are delighted to be shortlisted for the THE DataPoints Merit Award in recognition of our positive contribution towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This nomination builds upon our success in this year’s Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, which placed the University as 31st in the world in terms of the positive impact it has on society, and 5th in the world for responsible consumption and production.

Professor Leydecker continues, “Each institution’s overall ranking was based on the mandatory goal of ‘revitalising global partnerships’, plus each university’s best three Sustainable Development Goals, which in the University’s case were Responsible Consumption and Production, Good Health and Wellbeing, and Gender Equality. We are delighted that our efforts in these areas – and our contribution to the sustainable development agenda overall – continues to be recognised, and we are committed to building on all that we have achieved though the development of the University strategy, which places sustainability and societal impact at its heart.”

The winner will be announced at the THE Awards in London at the end of November.

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Content added on 6th September 2019. 

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