THE Impact Rankings and University of Glasgow


We are pleased to report that the University of Glasgow has been ranked nineteenth in the world for the positive impact it has on society, according to a new report by Times Higher Education. The THE Impact Rankings, which demonstrate the difference a university is making in the world by working towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, places the University of Glasgow first in Scotland and third in the UK.

The rankings aim to highlight work by universities in their communities and shine a light on institutional activities and efforts not covered in other rankings. We are pleased that as well as being ranked nineteenth out of 1,406 institutions overall, the University of Glasgow was placed second globally for Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG11) – which is concerned with making “cities and human settlements inclusive, safe and sustainable”.

We hope that a number of the projects that CR&DALL has contributed to an/or led have played a small part in this achievement, including the Centre for Sustainable Healthy Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods, the Urban Big Data Centre, Strengthening Urban Engagement of Universities in Asia and Africa (SUEUAA), Educational Peacebuilding in Medellin and Acapulco, and Sustainable Futures in Africa. Additionally for some 15 years CR&DALL has hosted the European Centre of the PASCAL Observatory, which plays a leading role internationally in Learning City development through its Learning City Network.

The university will be hosting the THE Global Sustainable Development Congress from 31 October to 2 November 2022 and details can be found at this link.


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