Technology Partner for the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings
The Impact Rankings are the only global source of standardised comparison for impact, available to universities worldwide. Vertigo Ventures has supported Times Higher Education in delivering the rankings since 2018.
Universities participating in the 2021 Impact Rankings
The Impact Rankings are the first global attempt to measure university progress specifically based upon the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). It can be a catalyst for action, a mechanism for holding the university sector to account, and an opportunity for them to highlight great work that they are already undertaking.
At Vertigo Ventures we recognise the strong links between the higher education sector and the UN SDGs. Universities have multiple roles to play in achieving the Global Goals by 2030 – in education, research and as institutions in specific economic and social ecosystems. The impact rankings align with our mission to help leading research organisations capture, measure and report the impact of their work and to drive global recognition of how the sector impacts society on a global level.
The Impact Rankings are designed to be as inclusive as possible: they are open to all universities and institutions which offer undergraduate programmes. They include an overall ranking of universities based on data for SDG 17 plus the best 3 SDGs per university and highlight the top performing universities for each SDG through an individual ranking.