Professor Philip Gilmartin, Chair of the University of Hull’s Sustainability Board, said: “Sustainability is at the heart of our University’s strategy, as we constantly strive to tackle some of the world’s biggest societal challenges through pioneering research, knowledge exchange and teaching.
“From tackling social injustice and health inequality to combating the effects of climate change, the University is committed to creating a fairer, brighter, carbon neutral future.
“I am incredibly proud of the University’s performance in this prestigious ranking, in our first ever year of submission. We know however that the work is not over, and we will continue to push new boundaries and strive for excellence in everything that we do.”
The University was ranked in six categories, under the THE ranking:
- Good Health & Wellbeing – 201st-300th out of 871
- Quality Education – 101st-200th out of 966
- Reduced Inequalities – 101st-200th out of 669
- Life Below Water – 72nd out of 379
- Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – 65th out of 653
- Partnerships for the Goals – 101st-200th out of 1,154
Overall, the University of Hull was ranked in the 201st to 300th bracket, out of 1,115 institutions.
The work of key institutions within the University – including the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, the Energy & Environment Institute and the Hull International Fisheries Institute – were all highlighted in the ranking.