Impact Rankings 2021: life below water

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 14 – life below water measures universities’ research on life below water and their education on and support for aquatic ecosystems.

The list includes 379 institutions from 71 countries/regions.

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The ranking is led by two UK institutions: the universities of Plymouth and Manchester. Universities in Australia, the Republic of Ireland, Canada, the US, Indonesia and Thailand also feature in the top 10.

Japan is the most-represented nation in the table with 41 institutions, followed by Russia and the UK, which each have 20.

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