Since our inception, Griffith University has led the way and had an ongoing commitment to the environment and sustainability

We recognise the critical role that universities have in achieving the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in September 2015.

Our teaching, research and engagement programs are linking with the Sustainable Development Goals to equip the next generation of leaders, innovators and decision makers with the knowledge and skills to tackle global challenges.

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

Find out about Griffith University’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals below.

Griffith University is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and has signed up to the Sustainable Development Solutions Network—Universities Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

We agree to:

  • support and promote the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • undertake research that provides solutions to sustainable development challenges
  • provide the educational opportunity for our students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development
  • contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by ensuring our campuses and major programs are environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive, and
  • report on our activities in support of the Sustainable Development Goals

For more information about Griffith’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and the environment, visit our Sustainability webpage.

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Select a goal to find out more about how Griffith University is contributing.

No poverty Zero hunger Good health and well-being Quality education Gender equality Clean water and sanitation Affordable and clean energy Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Reduced inequalities Sustainable cities and communities Responsible consumption and production Climate action Life below water Life on land Peace, justice and strong institutions Partnerships for the goals