Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Image of Edinburgh with the University's rankings in the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability overlayed

Edinburgh is among the world’s top institutions for tackling the world’s most pressing environmental and social issues.

The QS World University Rankings have named the University of Edinburgh as the top institution for sustainability in the UK.

The University is also placed fourth globally out of 700 higher education institutions listed in the world rankings.

The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability staff photo Summer 2022

The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability enables the University to understand, explain and deliver on its vision to make the world a better place.

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Sustainability Champions event 2022

Find out how to make your area of work more socially responsible and sustainable.

Graduating students with Sustainable Development Goals 2022

We offer a range of training courses, events, paid internships, funding and advice for students to help you improve your sustainability skillset and make a difference, no matter what you study.