Impact Rankings 2023: gender equality

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We use carefully calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparison across four broad areas: research, stewardship, outreach and teaching.

This table on SDG 5 – gender equality measures universities’ research on the study of gender equality, their policies on gender equality and their commitment to recruiting and promoting women.

The list includes 1,081 institutions from 106 countries/regions.

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The ranking is led by Western Sydney University in Australia, which also tops the overall ranking. The University of Bologna in Italy and University of Malaya in Malaysia complete the top three.

Australia has the highest representation in the top 100 of this ranking with 11 institutions. The UK and US follow with nine universities each.

The Impact Rankings are inherently dynamic: they are growing rapidly each year as many more universities seek to demonstrate their commitment to delivering the SDGs by joining our database; and they allow institutions to demonstrate rapid improvement year-on-year, by introducing clear new policies, for example, or by providing clearer and more open evidence of their progress. Therefore, we expect and welcome regular change in the ranked order of institutions (and we discourage year-on-year comparisons) as universities continue to drive this urgent agenda.

View the full results of the overall Impact Rankings 2023

Read our analysis of the Impact Rankings 2023 results

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