Impact Rankings 2022: responsible consumption and production

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 12 – responsible consumption and production measures universities’ research on responsible consumption and their approach to the sustainable use of resources.

The list includes 604 institutions from 83 countries/regions.

View the methodology for Impact Rankings 2022: responsible consumption and production (SDG 12)

Institutions in Oceania lead the table, with the University of Canterbury in New Zealand in first place, followed by Western Sydney University and University of Technology Sydney in Australia.

Six UK institutions also feature in the top 10, plus one university from Ireland.

The UK is the most-represented nation in the top 100, with 29 institutions, followed by Australia and Canada with nine each.

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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