Impact Rankings 2022: gender equality

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 5 – gender equality measures universities’ research on the study of gender equality, their policies on gender equality, and their commitment to recruiting and promoting women.

The list includes 938 institutions from 101 countries/regions.

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The ranking is led by Chiang Mai University in Thailand. The University of Indonesia and Western Sydney University in Australia complete the top three.

Institutions in Saudi Arabia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand and the UK also feature in the top 10.

The UK is the most-represented nation in the top 100, with 17 institutions, followed by Australia with 10 and Canada with eight.   

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.

View the full results of the overall Impact Rankings 2022

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