Raul Garcia Hemonnet
Good news for the URJC's commitment to sustainability. The University has appeared among the 700 universities examined in the first edition of the 'QS World University Ranking: Sustainability'.
In this first edition, the Rey Juan Carlos University is positioned, in general, in the range 341-360 of a total of 700 universities analyzed, which places the institution in the top half of higher education centers in terms of sustainability. it refers to, worldwide.
The strong points of the URJC in this ranking are position 168, that is, among the 200 best in the world in 'Sustainable Institutions' and 232 in the heading 'Equality'. In addition, the Rey Juan Carlos University is ranked 343 in 'Environmental Impact' and 494 in 'Social Impact'.
According to Diana Benito, deputy vice-rector for Strategy, "the fact that we are present from the beginning, in the first edition of this world ranking, means that our university is consolidated as an international benchmark in the field of sustainability".
At the national level, which includes 25 universities, the URJC is 9th in 'Impact of Education' (Social Impact) and 10th in 'Sustainable Institutions' (Environmental Impact), as the most prominent items.
These good results of the URJC in this new ranking join the recent successes achieved in other qualifications related to sustainability. “We are already present and with prominent positions in other rankings that are benchmarks in contribution to achieving the SDGs such as 'THE University Impact' or in environmental sustainability such as 'GreenMetric'. In the Times Higher Education ranking we are the only Spanish university that stands out for contributing to the 17 SDGs and in the GreenMetric we are among the 90 best in the world", explains Diana Benito.
Undoubtedly, appearing in the first edition of the Sustainability ranking of one of the most prestigious university lists, the QS, is an accolade for the URJC's commitment to this approach. Sustainability is one of the pillars of the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.