Impact Rankings 2021: industry, innovation, and infrastructure

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 9 – industry, innovation and infrastructure measures universities’ research on industry and innovation, their number of patents and spin-off companies and their research income from industry.

The list includes 680 institutions from 74 countries/regions.

View the methodology for Impact Rankings 2021: industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9)

The ranking is led by four institutions in joint first place: the University of British Columbia and University of Toronto in Canada, Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands and the Technical University of Munich in Germany.

Russia is the most-represented nation in the table with 60 institutions, followed by Japan with 56.

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