Impact Rankings 2021: 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 comparison across four broad areas: research, stewardship, outreach and teaching.

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 520 institutions from 69 countries/regions.

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The ranking is led by Australia’s University of Sydney, while Denmark’s Aalborg University and Australia’s University of Wollongong complete the top three.

Japan is the most-represented nation in the table with 41 institutions, followed by India with 33.  

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