Impact Rankings 2020: industry, innovation, and infrastructure

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 9 – industry, innovation and infrastructure measures universities’ research on industry and innovation, their number of patents and spin-off companies and their research income from industry.

The list includes 494 universities from 71 countries.

View the Impact Rankings 2020 by SDG: industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9) methodology

The list is led by Japan’s University of Tokyo and Canada’s University of Toronto in joint first place. The Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology and South Korea’s Yonsei University (Seoul campus) share third place.

Japan is the most-represented nation in the table with 50 institutions, followed by Russia with 34 and Turkey with 33.

View the full results of the overall Impact Rankings 2020

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