Our ongoing commitment to the environment and sustainability is making a difference
Sustainability is a core value of Griffith University and a key initiative of the 2020–2025 Strategic Plan–Creating a Future for All.
Griffith University is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and in 2017, signed up to Sustainable Development Solutions Network Australia/Pacific–the Universities' Commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We are committed to contributing to a robust, equitable and environmentally sustainable society. By 2025, our commitment to and continuous improvement in sustainability will be achieved by:
- embedding the SDGs in University teaching, research, and operations
- being ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for the implementation of the SDGs
- halving carbon emissions by 2030; with the goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050
In 2021, Griffith ranked overall among the world’s top 50 universities in our first inclusion in the annual Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. Our results saw us rated inside the global top 100 in four specific SDGs, including three in the top 20:
- Top 100–SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
- Top 20–SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being and SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
- Top 10–SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Our community engagement delivers outcomes that make a difference
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Highest single carbon stocks ever reported found in mangrove ‘cenotes’.
Focus on the place of phonics at Creating Futures Summit
05 May 2021
Education experts will debate the controversial place of phonics in the teaching of reading at this...
School students look to Griffith for STEM based solutions
04 May 2021
Queensland primary and high school students explored the limits of science and technology at recent...
Creating cultural connections through art and medicine
28 Apr 2021
QCA graduate Marianne Wobcke has received an Australia Council Award for her pioneering work using...
Grant ensures free Griffith Tax Clinic continues
28 Apr 2021
Griffith University has been awarded $100,000 to continue a popular free community tax service in...
Partnership to improve patient care by harnessing the power of data
27 Apr 2021
Griffith and technology company Datarwe will securely explore valuable information from Queensland...