Far more than 1,500 universities submit info for effect rating

Far more than 1,500 establishments from across the globe have submitted data to Situations Higher Schooling to participate in the fourth version of the Influence Rankings.

The rankings, which are open to any college that teaches at either undergraduate or postgraduate amount, are the initial to evaluate world wide universities’ development towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Progress Aims (SDGs).

In overall, 1,525 institutions from 110 nations/regions have submitted knowledge for the 2022 rankings, a 23 per cent increase due to the fact final year. The Impact Rankings include things like 18 tables – a person for just about every of the 17 SDGs as effectively as one particular in general position. 

The increasing participation charge demonstrates the growing importance of the SDGs in higher education and learning institutions.

Russia prospects on the range of submissions for the second consecutive year, with 103 universities in the state providing information, up from 86 last calendar year. Japan is next with 84, when Pakistan has risen to third location, with 66 establishments having component, up from 39 in 2021.

India and Turkey are fourth with 64, though Thailand is now on a par with the British isles with 55 participating establishments, up from 26.

Excluding SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals), the only intention that universities should present knowledge on to be involved in the over-all rating, SDG 4 (quality education) after again been given the most submissions, with 1,181 institutions volunteering details on metrics together with their lifelong-studying measures and their proportion of initially-technology learners.

This was followed by SDG 3 (excellent health and nicely-getting), which obtained submissions from 1,103 universities, and SDG 5 (gender equality) with 939 submissions.

On the other hand, there are regional dissimilarities. For instance, universities in Oceania are most likely to submit facts on SDG 3, adopted by 10 (lessened inequalities), 11 (sustainable metropolitan areas and communities) and 16 (peace, justice and sturdy institutions).

The greatest regional disparity takes place for SDG 15 (lifetime on land) 66 for every cent of institutions in Oceania submit information on this objective, compared with just 31 per cent of individuals in Asia.

In the meantime, only in North The usa do the the vast majority of institutions post info on SDG 2 (zero starvation) (51 for each cent) this drops to 30 for each cent in Europe, 37 per cent in Asia and Oceania, 42 for every cent in South The united states and 44 for each cent in Africa.

The methodology for the Effects Rankings 2022 has been updated to include things like greater emphasis on support for immigrants and refugees and to reward institutions with devoted classes on sustainability or the SDGs.


The Impression Rankings 2022 will be launched at the THE Innovation & Influence Summit on 27 April. Register to attend.

Look at the methodology for the Influence Rankings 2022.

We have compiled a record of frequently requested questions about our Effect Rankings, but if you have any other queries, email impact@timeshighereducation.com.