Sustainability | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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We are a university of change-makers, striving to create a better tomorrow. Sustainability has been, and always will be, our priority. It’s what we stand for, at the heart of what we do and how we do it. It’s also our guiding reason why.

A more sustainable future starts with us

1st in Queensland THE Impact Rankings 2023
1st in Queensland 'Life Below Water' THE Impact Rankings 2023
1st in Queensland for our global impact to 'Life on Land' THE Impact Rankings 2023
1st in Queensland for ‘Climate Action’ impact THE Impact Rankings 2023

Plans in action

Measuring our impact

We review and assess our alignment with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). We've identified a number of goals of direct relevance and those that highlight the greatest opportunity for UniSC to have a positive contribution on the achievement of the goals.


Global lessons across our largest ocean
7 Jun

UniSC research here and in the Galápagos is answering some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues, with a focus on rare and threatened marine life found at opposite ends of the ocean.

Can we sustainably harvest trees from tropical forests? Yes – here are 5 ways to do it better
4 Dec 2023

Managed well, tropical forests can be a sustainable source of timber, Professor Francis E Putz and Dr Claudia Romero write for The Conversation.

Living in a bubble? (Then it is probably NOT a biosphere)
26 Oct 2023

To be clear, a biodome is NOT a biosphere, Dr Gregor Mews writes