Impact Rankings 2023: peace, justice and strong institutions

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 16 – peace, justice and strong institutions measures universities’ research on peace and justice, participation as advisers for government and policies on academic freedom.

The list includes 910 institutions from 105 countries/regions.

View the methodology for Impact Rankings 2023: peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG 16)

Universiti Sains Malaysia leads the ranking. Queen’s University in Canada and Australian National University complete the top three.

The UK is the most-represented nation in the top 100 with 25 institutions, followed by Canada and Australia with eight each.

The Impact Rankings are inherently dynamic: they are growing rapidly each year as many more universities seek to demonstrate their commitment to delivering the SDGs by joining our database; and they allow institutions to demonstrate rapid improvement year-on-year, by introducing clear new policies, for example, or by providing clearer and more open evidence of their progress. Therefore, we expect and welcome regular change in the ranked order of institutions (and we discourage year-on-year comparisons) as universities continue to drive this urgent agenda.

View the full results of the overall Impact Rankings 2023

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