Impact Rankings 2020: quality education

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 comparisons across three broad areas: research, outreach and stewardship.

This table on SDG 4 – quality education measures universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy research and their commitment to inclusive education.

The list includes 676 universities from 82 countries.

View the Impact Rankings 2020 by SDG: quality education (SDG 4) methodology

The list is led by Denmark’s Aalborg University, while Lingnan University Hong Kong and Plekhanov Russian University of Economics complete the top three.

Japan is the most-represented nation in the table with 56 institutions, followed by Russia with 47 and Turkey with 35.

View the full results of the overall Impact Rankings 2020

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