Impact Rankings 2022: partnerships for the goals

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 17 – partnerships for the goals looks at the broader ways in which universities support the SDGs through collaboration with other countries, promotion of best practices and publication of data.

The list includes 1,438 institutions from 108 countries/regions.

View the methodology for Impact Rankings 2022: partnerships for the goals (SDG 17)

The UK’s University of Liverpool and Malaysia’s Universiti Sains Malaysia are jointly in the top spot, while the UK’s University of Sussex is third.

The UK is the most-represented country in the top 100, with 24 institutions, followed by Australia and Canada, which both have 16.

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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