Impact Rankings 2022: 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 783 institutions from 89 countries/regions.

View the methodology for Impact Rankings 2022: sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11)

The US’s Arizona State University tops the table, with the University of Glasgow in the UK and Queen’s University in Canada coming second and third.

The top 10 also features universities from South Korea and New Zealand.

The UK is the most-represented nation in the top 100, with 19 institutions, followed by Australia with 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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