AUAS climbs higher education sustainability rankings

4 Jun 2020 16:55 | Communication

In SustainaBul 2020, the AUAS rose from its low position in 2019 to the middle of the rankings: a good result in just a year’s time. Furthermore, the AUAS ranked third in the 'best practices' category for its international Global Goals Jam event.

Overall, the AUAS ranked sixteenth among the thirty institutions surveyed. SustainaBul is organised annually by the national student network 'Students for Tomorrow'. The participating higher education institutions were assessed on sustainability in research, education, business operations and best practices. The ranking improvement for the AUAS is primarily due to its good results in the area of integrating sustainability within education and research.


The AUAS performed well on the three best practices that it submitted: the appointment of Kate Raworth as Professor of Practice, sustainable supply via the logistics hub and the international event Global Goal Jams . This two-day, international event of the Digital Society School was nominated by the competition's expert jury. During the online award ceremony visitors voted for their favourites, with the Global Goals Jam finishing in third place. Want to know more about these best practices and the ranking? Visit the Students for Tomorrow website (in Dutch).


The AUAS - like all other universities of applied sciences - is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This means a fundamental change that concerns everything we do: education, research, buildings and facilities. At the beginning of 2019, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences launched the re>set network which is working to accelerate our transition to becoming a sustainable university of applied sciences. Find out more (in Dutch) at .