Best scores by rank
A university’s final score in the overall University Impact Rankings table is calculated by combining its score in SDG 17 with its top three scores out of the remaining 10 SDGs included in the analysis. SDG 17 accounts for 22 per cent of the overall score, while the other SDGs each carry a weighting of 26 per cent. This means that different universities are scored based on a different set of SDGs, depending on their focus.
The score from each SDG is scaled so that the highest score in each SDG in the overall calculation is 100. This is to adjust for minor differences in the scoring range in each SDG and to ensure that universities are treated equitably whichever SDGs they have provided data for.
The individual SDG tables display an institution's score for that SDG as well as their score in the overall University Impact Rankings, if applicable.
Editor’s note: April 2019
Four universities submitted data for the University Impact Rankings but were not ranked due to errors in their submission process. The institutions have now been added to the relevant tables.
These are the universities:
- University of Deusto in Spain
- Autonomous University of Baja California in Mexico
- University of Valencia in Spain
- Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in India
The change affects all 12 of the University Impact Rankings tables.
As per THE’s rankings correction policy, where an amendment is made, the relevant institution is retrospectively listed in its correct position. We do not rerun the complete ranking and all other universities maintain their original rank.
THE is committed to transparency and accountability across all of its rankings.
Our corrections policy is available to view here.