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Sustainability

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.

SUSTAINABILITY SPOTLIGHT

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

Parasitic wasp among new insect species found in Qld
8 Mar 2023

A Sunshine Coast school will help taxonomists name a wasp species new to western science after its students caught the insect as part of a tri-state project to uncover more of Australia’s biodiversity, says UniSC entomologist Dr Andy Howe.