James Cook University is regarded as the world's best university in its commitment to sustainable development through global partnerships.
The Times Higher Education University Impact Ratings, which were published in April 2020, ranked how universities were ‘walking the talk', and judged them against the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN.
James Cook University is found to be the world's number one in working towards UN SDG 17, which relates to partnerships.
JCU Provost, Professor Chris Cocklin shared how sustainable development is at the center of its role as a university for the tropics and forms the basis of much of JCU's teaching and research. He noted, ''It's important to understand the interconnectedness of these goals. Achieving good health might seem the obvious focus for nurses and doctors, but it also requires attention to the social determinants of health, such as education and poverty. Those intersections make goal 17, working in partnerships, critical to the success of 2030 Agenda.''
Professor Cocklin pointed out that the ranking was testament to JCU's students, graduates, staff, communities, organisations and the individuals that the university collaborates with.
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