Impact Rankings 2022: zero hunger

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 2 – zero hunger measures universities’ research on hunger, their teaching on food sustainability, and their commitment to tackle food waste and address hunger on campus and locally.

The list includes 553 universities from 79 countries/regions.  

View the methodology for Impact Rankings 2022: zero hunger (SDG 2)

The ranking is led by Japan’s Hokkaido University. Western University in Canada and Kyoto University in Japan complete the top three.

Canada and the US are the most-represented nations in the top 100, with 12 institutions each, followed by Japan with 11.

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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