East Netherlands


Radboud University does better in Sustainable Development Goals ranking

 This year, a total of 1,115 institutions worldwide participated in the ranking,  assessing universities’ contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).. Radboud University (partner Think East Netherlands) scored slightly better this year than last year.

Radboud University ranked 301-400 (31.4 percentile) in the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking 2021. In 2020 we ranked 201-300 of the 766 participating universities (32.6 percentile). The percentile score shows where Radboud University stands on a line of 1 (highest score) to 100 (lowest score) in relation to all other participating organisations. Relatively speaking, our university improved slightly compared to last year.

What is the THE Impact Ranking?

There are a total of 17 SDGs for which an organisation can submit input. Contributions to the SDGs are assessed in four areas: research, stewardship, outreach and education.

All participating universities are assessed on point SDG17 (partnerships for the goals), which is combined with the top three scores of the remaining SDGs. The SDGs that Radboud University scored highest on according to the THE Impact Ranking 2021 are:

External assessment

Radboud University places sustainability at the core of its education, research and operational management. By participating in the THE Impact Ranking, the university demonstrates its willingness to have its SDG contributions externally assessed against those of other institutions. Participating in the ranking also contributes to the continuous improvement of the university’s sustainability programme. This year’s results provide useful insights into the ‘outreach’ component and help to identify the SDG-related activities the university is pursuing in collaboration with external partners.

Source: Radboud Universitypartner Think East Netherlands