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THE University Impact Rankings is the world’s only ranking to assess universities based on their contributions to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participating universities must contribute to at least four SDGs, including the 17th – development of global partnerships. This year, ITMO University was included in four categories, all named after the corresponding goals: no poverty (SDG 1), industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), and partnerships for the goals (SDG 17). In the general ranking, ITMO was included among the global top 400 and received numbered positions in all four categories; in one category, the university was ranked among the top 100.
The Times Higher Education ranking agency has recently announced the results of its new rankings, THE University Impact Rankings. This initiative’s goal is to capture universities’ impact on society, based on the institutions’ success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. ITMO University made its debut in the rankings in two categories: “Industry, innovation and infrastructure”, and “Sustainable cities and communities”, making it to the global top-100 and top-200, respectively.