Impact Rankings 2022: 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 452 institutions from 77 countries/regions.

View the methodology for Impact Rankings 2022: life below water (SDG 14)

The ranking is led by Arizona State University in the US, followed by Western University in Canada and the University of Manchester in the UK.

The UK is the most-represented nation in the top 100, with 15 institutions, followed by Canada with 13.

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

Read our analysis of the Impact Rankings 2022 results

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