The University of Deusto, in the Top 20 universities in the world with respect to the promotion of just, peaceful and inclusive societies; the University of the Basque Country, in 49th place in the world in the gender equality ranking
- The 2020 Impact Rankings assessed the social impact of both universities based on their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda launched by United Nations.
- A total of 766 universities from 85 different countries were analysed.
The second edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings has highlighted the efforts made by the University of Deusto and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), especially in terms of the hard work carried out in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) numbers 16 and 5, respectively.
Deusto is placed amongst the 20 best universities in the world with respect to promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, in the provision of access to justice for all, and in the construction at all levels of accountable, effective and inclusive institutions (SDG 16). With respect to UPV/EHU University, which is participating for the first time in this ranking, it has been awarded 49th place for its efforts in the SDG 5 ranking, the goal of which is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Impact Rankings uses indicators to assess the socioeconomic impact of further education institutions on the 17 SDG’s, including the fields of training, research, transference, and governance. In this second edition of 2020 the ranking covers a total of 766 universities from 85 countries.
Furthermore, the University of Deusto is listed number 25 in the category of decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), while UPV/EHU University has been awarded 59th position in the category of world institutions which best promote responsible consumption and production (SDG 12).