Griffith University has achieved a top 40 result in the annual Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which measures the world’s universities against their commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

Ranking 38th from 1115 institutions globally, the University was the only Brisbane or Gold Coast institution to rate in the top 40.

The Times Higher Education (THE) rankings are a recognised measure of how universities are performing against the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

Universities are required to make submissions in at least four individual SDGs to be eligible for a THE Impact ranking and Griffith’s best individual result came in SDG 17, where it ranked 5th globally, making it the only Queensland university to score in the top 40 in that particular SDG.

Griffith Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Carolyn Evans said she was delighted to see Griffith in the top 40 in the world in Impact rankings.

“These rankings speak so much to Griffith’s core mission,” Professor Evans said.

“We are a values-led University, one that wants to have a real impact in local and Australian community, but also more broadly in the global community.”

“Increasingly I see students wanting to come to a university that shares their values.

“At Griffith we help prepare them for a complex world, confident to face the future and a world where they can make a difference.”

Griffith’s performance against SDG 17 was bolstered by strong and impactful partnership examples. University centres providing research, analysis and consultation on sustainability issues impacting government policy and decision making include the Policy Innovation Hub and the Centre for Governance & Public Policy.

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