On 22nd April 2020, Times Higher Education (THE) published the University Impact Rankings which assesses universities achievements within Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This, the second edition of the rankings, includes 766 universities from 85 countries.
VSB-Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO) was evaluated in 6 out of 17 SDGs:
Quality Education (401-600)
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (201-300)
Sustainable Cities and Communities (301-400)
Affordable and Clean Energy (101-200)
Decent Work and Economic Growth (201-300)
and in the mandatory SDG “Partnership for the Goals” (601+)
The University received its best result for "Affordable and Clean Energy". In the overall ranking, which consists of the mandatory SDG 17 plus the top three assessed SDGs, the University was ranked 401-600.
Within the Czech Republic, only 5 universities took part in the University Impact Rankings. VSB-TUO achieved third position right behind the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (CULS) and Palacký University in Olomouc. VSB-TUO was also awarded the same result for "Affordable and Clean Energy" as the best ranked Czech university CULS.