Impact Rankings 2021: 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 comparison across four broad areas: research, stewardship, outreach and teaching.

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 566 institutions from 81 countries/regions.

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The ranking is led by the US’ University at Buffalo, while Spain’s Miguel Hernández University of Elche and Canada’s University of British Columbia complete the top three.

Japan is the most-represented nation in the table with 44 institutions, followed by the UK with 33.

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