Impact Rankings 2023: no poverty

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 1 – no poverty measures universities’ research on poverty and their support for poor students and citizens in the local community.

The list includes 876 universities from 88 countries.

View the methodology for Impact Rankings 2023: no poverty (SDG 1)

The table is led by the University of Johannesburg from South Africa. The University of Indonesia and Canada’s Western University take the second and third spots.

The UK is the most-represented nation in the top 100, with 16 institutions, followed by Canada with nine. Next in line are Japan and Thailand, with seven 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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