Impact Rankings 2021: 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 comparison across four broad areas: research, stewardship, outreach and teaching.

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 656 institutions from 85 countries/regions.

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The UK’s University of Manchester tops the ranking, while Arizona State University (Tempe) in the US and Monash University in Australia round out the top three.

Japan is the most-represented nation in the table with 58 institutions, followed by Russia with 42.

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