Impact Rankings 2021: responsible consumption and production

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 12 – responsible consumption and production measures universities’ research on responsible consumption and their approach to the sustainable use of resources.

The list includes 503 institutions from 75 countries/regions.

View the methodology for Impact Rankings 2021: responsible consumption and production (SDG 12)

Two UK universities top the ranking – the University of Manchester and Newcastle University – while four others also feature in the top 10.

Japan is the most-represented nation in the table with 45 institutions, followed by the UK with 34.

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