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PolyU shines in the first-ever Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings: Sustainability 2023, ranking 82nd globally and 2nd in Hong Kong

27 Oct 2022

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PolyU has achieved an encouraging result in the newly launched QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023, ranking 82nd globally and second in HK.

In the newly launched QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) achieved an encouraging result, ranking second locally and 82nd globally among over 1,300 universities.

The overall rank is determined by the institutions’ performance in the “environmental impact” and “social impact” categories, each comprising multiple indicators. In the “equality” metric under the “social impact” category, PolyU is Asia’s second highest ranked university. While under the “environmental impact” metric, PolyU demonstrated strong performance in “sustainable education” and ranked 64th globally, and also ranked fourth in “sustainable research” in Asia for this indicator.

Prof. Christopher CHAO, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU, said, “We are very pleased to be recognised in the first-ever QS World University Rankings on Sustainability. The University has endeavoured to promote sustainable development by advancing research on carbon-neutral technologies while turning our campus into a testbed to realise our research efforts. PolyU will continue to leverage our excellence in research to support the HKSAR Government’s goal of reducing carbon emissions and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.”

Mr Simon WONG, Vice President (Campus Development and Facilities) of PolyU, said, “PolyU is highly committed to building a sustainable environment for our staff and students, and we conduct regular reviews on our policies related to sustainability. With the growing importance of sustainable development, we strive to promote positive environmental impacts and create a highly sustainable future for all our stakeholders.”

The QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023 rates over 1,300 tertiary institutions worldwide on how they are taking actions to tackle the world’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges through research, teaching and community engagement. A total of 700 institutions, including six local universities, are listed.

PolyU has been at the forefront of addressing sustainability challenges to the society. The recently established Policy Research Centre for Innovation and Technology (PReCIT) strives to provide strategic recommendations and primary research in developing carbon-neutral cities, while the PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research (PAIR) also focuses on sustainability-related interdisciplinary research.



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