Impact Rankings 2023: quality education

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 4 – quality education measures universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy research and their commitment to inclusive education.

The list includes 1,304 universities from 109 countries/regions.

View the methodology for Impact Rankings 2023: quality education (SDG 4).

Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology leads this table. Aalborg University in Demark and Lingnan University Hong Kong share in joint second.

Spain is the most-represented nation in the top 100, with 14 institutions, followed by France with six. Thailand, Russia, Pakistan and Chile have five universities each in this group.

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.

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