Impact Rankings 2022: affordable and clean energy

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 7 – affordable and clean energy measures universities’ research related to energy, their energy use and policies, and their commitment to promoting energy efficiency in the wider community.

The list includes 705 institutions from 85 countries/regions.

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Asia dominates the top of the table with Fudan University in China in the number one spot, followed by Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences in India and Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Universities in Pakistan, Brazil, Egypt, Taiwan and Indonesia also feature in the top 10.

The UK is the most-represented nation in the top 100, with 14 institutions, while Australia and Canada are second and third with 11 and seven respectively.

The Impact Rankings are inherently dynamic: they are growingly 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.

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