Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) was ranked in the top 10 global universities for the delivery of SDG 1 (No Poverty) according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022.
Being introduced in 2019, the Impact Rankings list global universities based on their contributions to delivering the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“This year, UGM participated in all 17 SDGs rankings. UGM showed a significant improvement in 4 SDGs and managed to penetrate the world’s top 10 for SDG 1,” explained UGM Rector Prof. Panut Mulyono, Thursday (28/4).
Mulyono continued that the 2022 competition was stiffer than last year due to an increase in the number of participants by 26%, from 1,115 universities to 1,406 universities.
Despite improving scores across five rankings (SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), and SDG 13 (Climate Action)), UGM’s standing in these league tables stayed still.
“Although the competition is quite tight, UGM still maintains its overall position in the world’s top 100 at 87th this year,” he said.