University College Dublin - United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals
11 May 2021

University College Dublin - United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

SYSTRA is proud to support University College Dublin with the delivery of their United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

SYSTRA Ltd Ireland, which provides University College Dublin (UCD) with a range of transport planning advice and support, is delighted with the news that UCD is now ranked 22 in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, an increase of 12 places compared to 2020’s benchmarks of universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These seventeen SDGs aim to provide a common framework for global action on sustainability, with a focus on major issues such as climate change, quality education, gender equality, and an end to poverty and hunger worldwide.

For 2021 UCD participated in 10 of the 17 SDG individual Impact Rankings, and was ranked top of the class in Ireland in two individual rankings (SDG 8: Decent work and Economic Growth, where UCD is ranked 41st and SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, in which UCD is ranked 32nd). The University also achieved a high placement in SDG11: Sustainable Cities & Communities, where UCD is ranked 16th., moving up 65 places since 2020. It also increased its ranking by more than a hundred in SDG 13: Climate Action.

Since 2019, SYSTRA has been delivering a range of sustainable travel planning advice and support for the UCD’s Belfield campus, aimed at making it easier for the UCD Community to take healthy, active and sustainable travel choices to, from and within the campus. This includes updating the campus Travel Plan and campus Cordon Study, developing a parking resilience strategy, supporting with the concept design of the proposed new bus interchange, improving and extending the campus cycle route network and inputting into active travel event planning.

If you would like more information, please contact Alison Pickett at

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