For the first time UTAD is in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which aims to measure the global success of universities in meeting the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with 73.9 points out of 100, staying in the range 201-300 out of a total of 766 institutions analyzed worldwide.
More specifically, UTAD submitted verifiable information for nine out of a total of 17 SDGs. Of these, four objectives obtained the highest impact rating, namely: SDG2 – Fighting hunger (75; 8); SDG17 – Partnerships for objectives (70.7–80.6); SDG4 – Quality education (71.7); and SDG3 – Health and well-being (58.5 – 67.3).
Of note is Objective 2, where UTAD was ranked 29th out of 290 HEIs; the 17 in which UTAD was in the 101-200 range in 806 institutions; 4 in position 70 in 676 HEIs; and in the 3 that were in the 201-300 range in 676 institutions.
This ranking is the only global instrument for the evaluation of these commitments by Universities, and considers how research, teaching, institution management and the impact on society contribute to the achievement of the SDGs, defined by the United Nations.
UTAD welcomes this inclusion because it recognizes the effort and work carried out by the Academy for the commitment to support the Sustainable Development Goals through teaching, research, knowledge transfer, extension to the community and environmental sustainability, aligned with the University’s strategic plan .
All information about the results of the Impact Ranking 2020 here.