A pioneer in France in the field of sustainable development with its training, research, innovation, economic development, scientific and industrial culture activities, the École des Mines de Saint-Etienne obtains a new international recognition by integrating young people “IMPACT” ranking of the prestigious English magazine Times Higher Education, dedicated to sustainable development, social and environmental responsibility.
Since 2019, Times Higher Education (THE) has been referencing global higher education establishments according to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) announced by the United Nations (UN) based on their scientific production, their lessons and a questionnaire very detailed regarding their practices and policies in this area.
In 2020, 770 educational, research and innovation establishments were classified out of a total of 24,000 establishments from five continents. The École des Mines de Saint-Etienne is referenced in 2020 in 4 categories: partnerships, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, industry, innovation and infrastructure.
Its best classification is obtained in the category Consumption and responsible production, between the 100th and the 200th world rank. This result is the result of a strong proactive policy of the school in terms of sustainable development and social responsibility, carried out daily for 30 years with its students, alumni, staff and partners.