Posted on April 23, 2020

Qatar University ranked in the top 300 out of 766 universities globally and ranked 16th worldwide on (SDG-13) in Climate Action category, according to THE University Impact Rankings 2020.

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).QU participated in 7 SDGs out of 17 SDGs and scored 74.8 out of 100 overall. The seven Sustainable Development Goals QU participated in are as following, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Partnership for goals, Affordable and Clean energy, decent work and Economic growth, Climate action and Peace, Justice and strong Institutions.

The seven (SDGs) breakdown are as following; (SDG-3) Good Health and Well-being, SDG score 53.1, ranked 301-400 out of 620 institutions; (SDG-4) Quality Education, SDG score 73, ranked 61 out of 676 institutions; (SDG-7) Affordable and Clean energy, SDG score 56.9, ranked 101-200 out of 361 institutions; (SDG-8) Decent work and Economic growth, SDG score 57.2, ranked 101-200 out of 479 institutions; (SDG-13)Climate action, SDG score 70.5, ranked 16 out of 376 institutions; (SDG-16)Peace, Justice and strong Institutions, SDG score 66, ranked 101-200 out of 453 institutions and (SDG-17) Partnership for goals, SDG score 71.1, ranked 101-200 out of 806 institutions.

Commenting on the accomplishment, QU President Dr. Hassan Al-Derham said, QU is proud to consolidate its place in the top 300 universities worldwide on the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking for the 2nd year in a row. More importantly, QU ranks 16th worldwide on SDG 13 Climate Action that tackles among other issues, reducing emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, helping to limit ground-level ozone and black carbon emissions which shows the alignment of QU with the State of Qatar commitment to organize the FIFA World Cup 2022 with zero emission and its important role in supporting this effort. QU's excellence in delivering quality education is also recognized in the same ranking, having been ranked 61st worldwide.”