Times Higher Education Impact Rankings
On 22nd April 2020, the Times Higher Education (THE) published the THE Impact Rankings 2020, which assesses and compares universities‘ performance against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Only institutions reporting data in at least 4 of the 17 SDGs can be included in the overall ranking, while SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals is mandatory for all universities.
The latest edition of this ranking evaluated 768 universities from 85 countries, which is 301 institutions more than in the previous year. VSB - Technical University of Ostrava participated in 6 SDGs. It received the best score for SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy and was ranked amongst the TOP 200 in this category. In the overall ranking, consisting of the three best rated SDGs & SDG 17, the University was placed in a shared position of 401-600.
Within the Czech Republic, only 5 universities were included in the overall ranking. VSB-TUO placed 3rd behind the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS) and Palacký University Olomouc, while in the SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy we were placed in a shared position with the highest rated CULS.
The placement of VSB-TUO in the international rankings of sustainable development can be considered a partial success, as it reflects the attention that our University directs to the issue of social responsibility.
SDG 4 QUALITY EDUCATION: 401–600
SDG 7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY: 101-200
SDG8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: 201–300
SDG 9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE: 201-300
SDG 11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES: 301-400
SDG 17 PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS: 601+
OVERALL RANKING: 401–600