Loughborough University Ranks 1st in Europe, 7th Globally for Advancing Decent Work and Economic Growth

The Impact Rankings are an international measurement for assessing universities’ performance in moving forward the United Nations’ 17 SDGs. These were adopted by the UN in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure shared peace and prosperity for all people by 2030. 

The rankings include 2,152 universities from 125 countries/regions. 

SDG 8 is focussed on sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. Loughborough’s success in this ranking is testament to its world-leading research and University processes. 

Its Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) programme is helping developing countries take a path of low carbon development whilst simultaneously unlocking profitable investment in green infrastructure. 

And its Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP) has built an international reputation for its work on the Minimum Income Standard (MIS). MIS is used to set the Real Living Wage in the UK, underpins the Retirement Living Standards, and is used by a variety of organisations to tackle issues around poverty, living standards and income adequacy. The model is now being adopted by several countries around the world. 

As an employer, the University is committed to fair pay and working practices and is an accredited Real Living Wage employer – the only UK wage rate based on the cost of living. 

Loughborough University was also ranked 54th globally for SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities – and 57th globally for SDG 15 – Life on Land.