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Sustainability and ARU

At ARU we've pledged to incorporate sustainability into every aspect of our University’s conduct and administration – from our curriculum, to student life and activities, and through our sustainability research and the impacts of our campuses.

Here, you can read about our approach to sustainability and some of the work that's happening across ARU.

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A sustainable university

Through our Sustainability Strategy 2020-26, we're incorporating sustainability and environmental awareness into our teaching, research and University operations.

Our approach to sustainability Sustainability Strategy 2020-26 Sustainable campuses
UN Sustainable Development Goals impact ranking
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Student case studies

Our students want to address the challenges of sustainability, including the climate and ecological emergency. Read about the difference that our students are making.

Kate: Choosing a sustainable life Sarah: Working for systemic change ARU Students' Union and sustainability
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Teaching and research

Here at ARU, sustainability forms a part of all our courses. We're also home to the Global Sustainability Institute, which leads research into consumption, resource constraints and human interaction with the natural world.

Global Sustainability Institute Education for Sustainability Sustainability resources
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Sights set on sustainability

How can we guarantee a stable and sustainable future? Hear how universities are partnering with business and governments to identify issues that could cause disorder and privation - and working together to avoid them.