Impact Rankings 2020: climate action

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 comparisons across three broad areas: research, outreach and stewardship.

This table on SDG 13 – climate action measures universities’ research on climate change, their use of energy and their preparations for dealing with the consequences of climate change.

The list includes 376 universities from 70 countries.

View the Impact Rankings 2020 by SDG: climate action (SDG 13) methodology

The list is led by Canada’s University of British Columbia, while the Netherlands’ Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Australia’s University of Tasmania complete the top three.

Japan is the most-represented nation in the table with 37 institutions, followed by the UK with 21 and Russia with 18.

View the full results of the overall Impact Rankings 2020

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