University of Auckland: University improves international impact ranking

The rankings measure how universities worldwide are performing against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs came into force in 2016 and set a 15-year agenda for all countries to end poverty, fight inequalities and build peaceful, just and sustainable societies.

Retaining a position in the top ten reaffirms the University of Auckland’s strong commitment to sustainability and making a positive social impact through its partnerships, research, teaching, operations, community engagement and knowledge transfer.

This year, the University of Auckland placed in the world’s top ten percent in all 17 SDGs of the 1,406 participating universities with three SDGs in the top one percent and a further ten in the top five percent. Top ten scores were achieved in SDG2 Zero Hunger (4th); SDG3 Good Health and Well-being (10th); SDG5 Gender Equality (10th); and SDG15 Life on Land (4th).