The Impact Ranking is the annual study that ranks the best universities in the world, according to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations. lepetitjournal. with presents the top 10 for 2022.
The Impact Ranking 2022 evaluates 1406 establishments from 106 countries, including 22 French schools. This is based on the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) adopted in 2015 by the 193 Member States of the United Nations (resource management, gender equality, reducing inequalities, renewable energy policy, paper and water, respect for wildlife /environment, etc. Sustainable development is a long-term concept, it integrates ecological and social constraints into the economy.
This ranking highlights the institutions that are mobilizing to respond to them, either by applying the United Nations objectives in the management of their establishment, but also in terms of research and teaching to train students in these issues.
Australia, Western Sydney University: the best university in the world in 2022
Western Sydney University, located in the Greater Western region of Sydney, leads the ranking with a total of 99.1 points. Divided into 13 schools, its variety of courses, its renewable energy policy, its eco-responsibility side, as well as its special attention to gender equality in establishments, allow it to better meet the 17 SDGs.
The campus is also home to more than 90 student clubs, as well as a variety of facilities such as art galleries, the Penrith Observatory and the Campbelltown Rotating Observatory.
United States, Arizona State University: students from 158 different countries
Arizona State University not only took 2nd place in THE Impact Ranking 2022 with 98.5 points, it is also #1 in the category “Most Innovative School” in the United States, according to US News & World Report.
Its interest in research for environmental protection, its development of clean water and energy solutions and its promotion of gender equality remain its strengths according to the ranking. Thus, it attracts students from more than 158 countries.
Canada, Western University: research focused on sustainable agriculture
Western University ranks last on the podium (97.8 points) thanks to its research aimed at fighting all forms of poverty or malnutrition, but also thanks to its innovations for more sustainable agriculture. This university also aims to give each of its students “the western experience”. Its 12 faculties and three affiliated university faculties offer more than 36,000 students a choice of 400 programs of study.
Saudi Arabia and Malaysia tied
King Abdulaziz University (KAU), established in 1967 in Saudi Arabia, is tied with Sains University Malaysia (USM). Your score: 97.5 points. KAU mainly focuses on promoting its fight against inequality. His research focuses on industry and innovation. The USM, on the other hand, is more oriented towards energy-related research, with a commitment to promoting energy efficiency. 22% of students come from abroad at the Saudi university, against 15% in Malaysia.
New Zealand, University of Auckland: Tackling malnutrition
With 44,000 students from over 120 countries, the University of Auckland offers an impressive range of study options: over 150 undergraduate courses and 130 postgraduate programs. It also has the highest concentration of senior researchers in New Zealand.
His teaching on food sustainability, his commitment to the fight against food waste or malnutrition allow him, in part, to obtain the 6th place (96.7 points) in THE Impact Ranking 2022.
Canada, Queen’s University: second Canadian school in the top 10
Queen’s University, located in Canada, closely follows the University of Auckland with its total of 96.6 points. Welcoming and supporting students and faculty from all walks of life, she strives to embrace a diversity of ideas and perspectives.
It owes its reputation to the many areas in which it excels. These include advanced physics, cancer research, geoengineering, data analysis, monitoring studies, social science research, and mental health. The research that 2015 Nobel Prize winner Arthur B. McDonald pointed to is well documented.
Great Britain, University of Newcastle: an international reach
The University of Newcastle is ranked 8th in this ranking! Nestled in the heart of North East England, the university has over 200 undergraduate and 300 postgraduate courses to choose from, with a range of award-winning departments. It also has several campuses, not only in Newcastle but also in London, Singapore and Malaysia.
The University of Newcastle has an international reach and global links with employers. The Malaysia-based campus offers undergraduate medical and biomedical education in the UK. In parallel, the Singapore-based campus offers engineering degrees in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Technology and Ngee Ann and Nanyang Polytechnics. This propensity for innovation and industry, as well as his search for more responsible consumption, earn him a total of 96.5 points.
Great Britain, The University of Manchester: Research for more responsible consumption
The University of Manchester is ranked 9th in this top 10 with a score of 96.4 points. It was the first UK university to make social responsibility a central objective. This university is also part of the prestigious Russell Group. It is a network of twenty-four of the UK’s leading research-focused universities, with a worldwide reputation for the highest standard of research and teaching.
Pioneering discoveries were made there, such as Freddie Williams and Alan Turing on the modern computer – the first stored program was run in Manchester.
The university stands out in this ranking for its research on responsible consumption, as well as for its education and support for aquatic ecosystems.
Japan, Hokkaido University: 34 faculties united within one university
Hokkaido University, located in Japan, is one of the world’s leaders in various disciplines (social, natural or human sciences). In 2015, Reuters included the organization in the top 100 of the most innovative universities in the world.
It also has a reputation for welcoming international students from over 85 countries. The objective: to combine best practices and encourage cultural exchange. It has a total of 34 faculties, including law, medicine, economics and business administration. His research focused on combating malnutrition and on life and Earth sciences allowed him to reach 10th place in this international ranking, with 96.3 points.