Impact Rankings 2022: life on land

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 15 – life on land measures universities’ research on life on land and their education on and support for land ecosystems.

The list includes 521 institutions from 80 countries/regions.

View the methodology for Impact Rankings 2022: life on land (SDG 15)

The ranking is led by Arizona State University in the US, with the University of Victoria in Canada and the University of Leicester in the UK completing the top three.

Universities in New Zealand, Portugal and Australia also feature in the top 10.

The UK is the most-represented nation in the top 100, with 24 institutions, followed by Australia with 14.

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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