Change the world

Change the world

At the University of Edinburgh, we’ve been influencing the world for more than 400 years. We take on the global challenges of today for a better tomorrow. Whatever it takes from tackling climate change to building a sustainable future to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals we will ensure we deliver positive change.

Join us and change the world. Nothing ordinary comes from this extraordinary place. 

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At the University of Edinburgh, we’ve been influencing the world for more than 400 years. We take on the global challenges of today for a better tomorrow. Whatever it takes from tackling climate change to building a sustainable future to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals we will ensure we deliver positive change. Join us and change the world. Nothing ordinary comes from this extraordinary place.

Sustainability degrees

Join a global movement at a world-leading university, ranked 16th in the World (QS 2022). Many of our degree programmes have a focus on sustainability and ensuring we use natural, social and economic resources to meet our needs without compromising the needs of future generations.  

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The University of Edinburgh is committed to becoming a zero carbon university by 2040 and zero waste by 2030. To help us achieve this ambition we have a team dedicated to improving sustainability and climate action on campus.

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Open your mind with our free short online courses on environment and sustainability. The courses are great way to explore a range of issues from climate solutions to why we are observing Earth from space.

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The Edinburgh Earth Initiative is our response to the climate crisis. Drawing on strengths from across the University and working with our global partners, we will deliver ambitious solutions for a future that effectively manages and mitigates the effects of climate change.   

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Our University community is making its mark upon the world through its research, innovation, ideas and actions. Discover how Edinburgh's influence is helping shape our future world.