The rankings placed Aalborg University at twenty-third overall in the world out of 766 institutions from 85 countries, and ninth in Europe.
According to THE, the Impact Rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and provides comparisons across three broad areas: research, outreach and stewardship.
Aalborg University scored especially high for its impact on Quality education (SDG 4); Industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9); Affordable and clean energy (SDG 7) and Partnerships for the goals (SDG 17).
University College Dublin, ranked thirty-fourth, is second and Aalto University, ranked forty-seventh, is the third highest ranked of our Members. University of Surrey (59), University of Strathclyde (70) and KTH Royal Institute of Technology (77) are also ranked among the top 100.
Shaping knowledge societies in Europe and beyond, inspiring our Members to act as agents of great transformation and supporting them in contributing to sustainability are the main themes on the agenda for our association in the next two years. Therefore we strive to emphasise sustainability in the activities of our bodies and pay particular attention to sustainability in all our deliverables.