Our Aberdeen 2040 strategy commits the University to achieving net-zero emissions before 2040. We will show leadership in working for the sustainable future of our planet, setting an example to our sector and to society. We will evaluate all our actions for their impact on the environment, and will meet stretching standards and targets.
We recognise that the sustainability legacy and impact of the University will be measured not only by carbon emissions or landfill tonnage, but by the sustainability of our decision-making, by the quality and global relevance of our research, and by our role in developing active and engaged graduates with the attributes necessary to tackle the challenges facing society. We will also use our resources wisely, plan ahead and secure new sources of income to ensure our University’s financial sustainability.
In Scotland for environmental research impactQS World Rankings 2022
In the world for 8 SDGsTHE Impact Rankings 2022
In Scotland for globally collaborative environmental researchQS World Rankings 2022
In the world for positive impact on societyTHE Impact Rankings 2022
Impact through research
Our interdisciplinary research is challenge-led, impactful and built on sustainable partnerships that ensure we can tackle major societal challenges and support the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Creating a Sustainable Legacy
The University's sustainability legacy is the impact of our teaching and research and the contribution of our graduates as active, global citizens.