Four U21 Universities Make the Top 10 in the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking

We are delighted that 4 U21 Universities are in the top ten of the first global rankings to assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, measuring impact on society, rather than just research and teaching performance.

Our top ten ranked members are:  

  • 1 - Auckland University
  • 2 - McMaster University
  • 3 - University of British Columbia
  • 10 - University of Hong Kong 
Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2019

The inaugural Times Higher Education Impact Rankings provides comparisons across three broad areas: research, outreach, and stewardship.  Metrics include universities’ policies on academic freedom, their use of secure employment contracts and their share of senior female academic staff and are based on 11 of the 17 UN SDGs.

University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon says he is delighted the University’s work in this area has been acknowledged internationally, ‘I’m proud that policies that are entrenched within the way this university operates have been recognised, particularly across areas of equity, of staff and student wellness, and in our academic programmes including in health-related fields.’

R Edwards