No.1 in global University Impact Rankings
The University of Auckland is ranked No. 1 globally in the inaugural University Impact Rankings by Times Higher Education (THE).
The new rankings measure how universities worldwide are performing against the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This outstanding result recognises the University of Auckland’s commitment to sustainability and making a positive social impact through its research, teaching and knowledge transfer.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 SDGs came into force in 2016. They set a 15-year agenda and call to action to 2030 for all countries to end poverty, fight inequalities and build peaceful, just and sustainable societies.
|Sustainable Development Goal*||Our ranking|
|Overall ranking for impact||1st|
|SDG 3: Good health and well-being||1st|
|SDG 4: Quality education||15th|
|SDG 5: Gender equality||6th =|
|SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth||15th|
|SDG 10: Reduced inequalities||19th|
|SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities||11th|
|SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions||7th|
|SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals||1st =|
*The inaugural ranking sought information on 11 SDGs. The University of Auckland focused on eight of the SDGs for this first iteration. In future THE will develop rankings for all 17 SDGs.
SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 5: Gender Equality
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 16: Strong Institutions
The University of Auckland is also an institutional member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which brings together universities, NGOs, research institutes, international organisations and governments to develop and promote solutions, policies and public education for sustainable development.