Impact Rankings 2021: decent work and economic growth

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 8 – decent work and economic growth measures universities’ economics research, their employment practices and the share of students taking work placements.

The list includes 685 institutions from 86 countries/regions.

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The ranking is led by South Africa’s University of Johannesburg, while two Australian institutions round out the top three: La Trobe University and the University of Wollongong. The rest of the top 10 is made up of universities in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Russia is the most-represented nation in the table with 57 institutions, followed by Japan with 53.

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