UK’s leading publication Times Higher Education has released a notification on August 20, inviting universities to register for the 2021 Impact Rankings. THE releases these rankings list every year based on the success of global universities in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals set in 2015 by the UN General Assembly.
Interested universities can now register for the rankings to participate in its third edition before the opening of the data submission period in autumn 2020. All accredited universities around the world that offer higher education are eligible to take part. There are no fees or costs to register for the rankings.
Universities will be able to submit the required information from October 1 to November 30, 2020, and if an institution fails to submit data, it will not be ranked. The ranking will be released in April 2021 at the 2021 edition of the Times Higher Education Innovation & Impact Summit which is to be held at Shenzhen, China.
The data collected will be combined with information from Elsevier, a Dutch publishing and analytics company, to curate an overall ranking of the participating universities. This would also include separate rankings of universities that have made a mark in achieving the individual Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs.
Launched in 2019, THE Impact Rankings is aimed at capturing a university’s overall impact on various aspects of society such as inequality, poverty, environmental degradation, climate change, peace and justice. In 2020, the scope of the rankings was extended to measure universities based on all 17 SDGs.
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