Sunway shines with SDG showings


#CampusWithAConscience: Sunway University has been recognised as the highest-ranked private university in Malaysia for the second consecutive year.

THE Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings have for the second consecutive year recognised Sunway University as the highest-ranked private university in Malaysia.

Sunway University has progressed further in the THE Impact Rankings 2022 and is now ranked Top 301+ out of 1,406 international institutions.

The THE Impact Rankings 2022 recognised universities across the world for their social and economic impact based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The THE Impact Rankings are a broad multidimensional assessment of a university’s research, community outreach, and education and campus operations.

Sunway University had strong showings across individual SDGs.

The varsity is now ranked Top 200 in SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), where it successfully ensures availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

As part of its Water Conservation Programme, Sunway University has installed alternative pipes that are connected to Sun-Water from the South Quay Lake Water Plant.

Additionally, Sunway University is ranked in the Top 200 in SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), which portrays its continuous effort in ensuring equal opportunity at the workplace and in encouraging employee diversity based on the basic employment principle of performance pay and equal pay regardless of gender.

The university aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences, promotes equality and diversity, and encourages individuals to grow and develop to realise their full potential.

Sunway University is also placed in the Top 200 in SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), showing and strengthening the connections that the university has built with others.

Its School of Engineering and Technology is part of the Advanced Nano Materials for Clean Energy and Water Technology interdisciplinary project.

This project has a networking grant of RM45,000 to create opportunities for academics, early career researchers, and students of participating institutions.

Moreover, Sunway University is placed in the Top 300 in SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), where it promotes and supports the usage of clean energy through research.

The university even obtained a high score in SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), which highlights its state-of-the-art modern campus that is connected to a wide range of social and community amenities by safe walkways at treetop level (the “canopy walk”) – giving a unique sustainable study, work and social environment for its students and staff within and around the campus.

“The continued rise of Sunway University in only its second year of participation in the THE Impact Ranking is testament to the choices that we have made for planetary health and sustainable development in all our research and education programmes and the #CampusWithAConscience activities of our students and staff,” said Sunway University president Prof Sibrandes Poppema.

#CampusWithAConscience is the fundamental spirit at the heart of Sunway campus life – educating, encouraging and engaging students in all aspects of a diverse and inclusive community to support them in adopting a lifestyle that reflects a society determined to create a better living environment.

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