BOURNEMOUTH University has ranked in the top seven per cent of universities globally in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021.

Bournemouth University has been ranked 74 in the world, while its overall score places the university at 19 place in the UK and in the top seven of universities in the world, with 1,115 universities from 98 countries and regions entering the rankings.

The rankings are global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to protect people and the planet.

Universities receive a ranking for each of the 17 SDG categories, such as Climate Action, and an overall ranking.

BU Chief Operating Officer, Jim Andrews said: "Sustainability has always been a core part of BU and we are delighted to see this recognised with our position in these latest rankings.

"I’m proud to see the work of our staff and students reflected in these rankings, as these are issues that we all care about, and my thanks go to all members of the BU community for their hard work and dedication."

BU was ranked in eight place globally for SDG 12, Responsible Consumption and Production, due to continued improvements in reducing the amount of waste produced and increasing recycling.

The university ranked 13 in the world for SDG 13, Climate Action, up from 34 place last year, amongst other rankings.

BU was also ranked in the top 15 in the world for responsible consumption and production, and action to combat climate change.