Impact Rankings 2020: decent work and economic growth

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 8 – decent work and economic growth measures universities’ economics research, their employment practices and the share of students taking work placements.

The list includes 479 universities from 80 countries.

View the Impact Rankings 2020 by SDG: decent work and economic growth (SDG 8) methodology

The list is led by New Zealand’s Auckland University of Technology, while Canada’s McMaster University and Australia’s University of Sydney complete the top three.

Japan is the most-represented nation in the table with 46 institutions, followed by Russia with 35 and the UK with 26.

View the full results of the overall Impact Rankings 2020

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