Swansea University has ranked within the top 200 in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022.
Times Higher Education rank university performance on a global stage, covering the three main missions of university activity (research, teaching and impact) in their distinct rankings. The Impact Rankings aim to capture universities’ impact on society based on institutions’ success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
In its 4th year, the Impact Rankings assess universities against all 17 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), providing an individual ranking for each SDG and an overall combined ‘Impact’ ranking. The rankings assess universities across a broad range of metrics including research output, sustainability metrics, policies, outreach and partnership work. A total of 1,406 institutions were ranked in the 2022 rankings, with universities needing to rank in at least 4 of the 17 strategic development goals to be included in the overall table.
This is the first year Swansea has participated in these rankings and the University has done extremely well, ranking in the top 200 overall (101-200th) and within the top 20 for three SDGs highlighting our strength in these areas:
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production - 14th
SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions - 14th
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities - 18th
Other results include:
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being: 66th
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation: 34th
SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy: 63rd
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth: 101–200th
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: 101–200th
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities: 18th
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production: 14th
SDG 13: Climate Action: 41st
SDG 15: Life on Land: 37th
SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: 14th
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals: 401-600th
Professor Helen Griffiths, Swansea University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Impact said:
“It is great to see that we are succeeding in our challenge to be a sustainable institution here at Swansea. This first year ranking highlights that Swansea’s research is making an impact locally and globally and that our responsible practises across the institution are enabling us to become more sustainable. It is wonderful to see the hard work of our teams across the University being recognised in these results.”