Impact Rankings 2022: no poverty

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 1 – no poverty measures universities’ research on poverty and their support for poor students and citizens in the local community.

The list includes 769 universities from 89 countries/regions.

View the methodology for Impact Rankings 2022: no poverty (SDG 1)

The table is led by two Canadian universities – Western University and Queen’s University – while four other institutions in the nation also make the top 10. South Africa’s University of Johannesburg takes the third spot.

Two universities in Indonesia also feature in the top 10, along with one from the US.

The UK is the most-represented nation in the top 100, with 17 institutions, followed by Canada with nine.

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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