Impact Rankings 2020: sustainable cities and communities

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 11 – sustainable cities and communities measures universities’ research on sustainability, their role as custodians of arts and heritage and their internal approaches to sustainability.

The list includes 470 universities from 72 countries.

View the Impact Rankings 2020 by SDG: sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) methodology

The list is led by Canada’s Simon Fraser University, while Australia’s University of Sydney and New Zealand’s University of Otago complete the top three.

Japan is the most-represented nation in the table with 47 institutions, followed by Russia with 26 and Turkey with 24.

View the full results of the overall Impact Rankings 2020

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