After placing twenty-third in last year’s rankings, Aalborg University has now been placed in sixth place overall in the world out of 1,115 universities from 94 countries and regions.
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings measure global universities’ success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), providing comparisons across four broad areas: research, outreach, stewardship and teaching. The latter was added to this year’s rankings.
Aalborg University scored especially highly, ranking first for its impact on Quality education (SDG 4). It also received high scores for its positive influence on Industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9); Clean water and sanitation (SDG 6) and Partnerships for the goals (SDG 17).
Also ranking highly from our members are: the University College Dublin (in twenty-second place) and the University of Strathclyde (in thirty-second place). KTH Royal Institute of Technology (41), NOVA University of Lisbon (53), University of Surrey (61) and Polytechnic University of Valencia (83) are also ranked among the top 100.
As we congratulate our Members on their excellent performance, we also recall the importance of reflecting on the broader role of rankings.
Together with our Members we have been paying particular attention to emphasising the importance of sustainability within all our activities and deliverables. We wish to support all our Members in becoming the main actors of a more sustainable Europe and more sustainable world through research, higher education and innovation.