Top universities in the THE Impact Rankings 2022 by SDG

The Times Higher Education or THE Impact Rankings 2022, based on metrics across all United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and using data collected from universities and Elsevier, created tables for each SDG, in addition to one overall ranking. These are the top-ranked universities for each SDG.

SDG 1 – No poverty

Western University, Canada: Research on poverty and support for students from poor families

SDG 2 – Zero hunger

Hokkaido University, Japan: Research on hunger, teaching on food sustainability and commitment to tackling food waste and hunger on campus and locally

SDG 3 – Good health and well-being

Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran: Research on key diseases and conditions, support for healthcare professions, and health of students and staff

SDG 4 – Quality education

Aalborg University, Denmark: Contributions to early years and lifelong learning and commitment to inclusive education

SDG 5 – Gender equality

Chiang Mai University, Thailand: Research and policies on gender equality and commitment to recruiting and promoting women

SDG 6 – Clean water and sanitation

Western Sydney University, Australia: Research related to water, water usage and commitment to ensuring good water management in the wider community

SDG 7 – Affordable and clean energy

Fudan University, China: Energy research, energy use and policies, and commitment to promoting energy efficiency

SDG 8 – Decent work and economic growth

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa: Economics research, employment practices and share of students taking work placements

SDG 9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure

University of British Columbia, Canada, Technical University of Munich, Germany, and University of Twente, Netherlands: Research on industry and innovation, number of patents and spin-off companies and research income from industry

SDG 10 – Reduced inequalities

University of Canberra, Australia: Research on social inequalities, policies on discrimination and commitment to recruiting staff and students from under-represented groups

SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities

Arizona State University, Tempe, US: Research on sustainability, role as custodians of arts and heritage and internal approaches to sustainability

SDG 12 – Responsible consumption and production

University of Canterbury, New Zealand: Research on responsible consumption and approach to the sustainable use of resources

SDG 13 – Climate action

University of Tasmania, Australia: Research on climate change, use of energy and preparations for dealing with consequences of climate change

SDG 14 – Life below water

Arizona State University, Tempe, US: Research on life below water and education on and support for aquatic ecosystems

SDG 15 – Life on land

Arizona State University, Tempe, US: Research on life on land and education on and support for land ecosystems

SDG 16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions

Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia: Research on peace and justice, participation as advisers for government and policies on academic freedom

SDG 17 – Partnerships for the goals

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, and Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia: The broader ways in which universities support the SDGs through collaboration with other countries, promotion of best practices and publication of data

The THE Impact Rankings 2022’s methodology is explained here.