ASU ranks best in UN sustainability goals

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Arizona State University ranked top in the U.S. and fifth in the world for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Back in 2017, world leaders came together to produce 17 sustainable objectives to improve the state of our planet by 2030.

On the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 2020, Times Higher Education magazine announced that out of 766 institutions from around the world, only three American universities placed in the top 100. ASU scored 96.3 out of 100 points, therefore making our university the top American university and fifth-best in the world.

ASU participated in all 17 categories of the Sustainable Development Goals, which is meaningful since many institutions were not ranked in every category.

This incredible achievement could not have been possible without ASU faculty, staff, students and partners proving that sustainability, paired with equitable social and economic growth, is reachable by providing innovative solutions to combat global challenges.