Impact Rankings 2020: clean water and sanitation

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 comparisons across three broad areas: research, outreach and stewardship.

This table on SDG 6 – clean water and sanitation measures universities’ research related to water, their water usage and their commitment to ensuring good water management in the wider community.

The list includes 330 universities from 63 countries.

View the Impact Rankings 2020 by SDG: clean water and sanitation (SDG 6) methodology

The list is led by the US’ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, while China’s Tongji University and Australia’s Western Sydney University complete the top three.

Japan is the most-represented nation in the table with 37 institutions, followed by India with 19 and the UK with 18.

View the full results of the overall Impact Rankings 2020

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