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Research & Innovation

  • The University published 518 research papers related to SDG12 between 2017 and 2021, making them the 89th institution in the world when measured by the number of publications.


Operations & support

  • Recycling and waste reduction are high priorities at the University of Toronto and the University’s sustainability offices at the St. GeorgeMississauga and Scarborough campuses provide a wealth of information about waste reduction and recycling policies and procures.
  • The three campuses generated 4,400 metric tons of waste in 2021-22 and 2,800 tons were recycled.

THE Impact Rankings

The University of Toronto was ranked in the 201-300 band in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for SDG 12. The breakdown of scores are as follows:

Overall Score: 59.6
SDG12 Research: 86.9
Operational measures: 62.9
Proportion or recycled waste: 0*
Sustainability report publication 100


* Data submitted by U of T was only for the St George campus and this was not accepted by THE.

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