THE UNIVERSITY emerged as the top school in the country in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) ranking of universities based on the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs).

UST ranked in the 301-400 bracket worldwide in the survey that sought to track universities’ impact on society.

Nestor Ong, head of the UST Office of QS/THE Rankings, said UST had made “significant contributions in supporting the SDGs.”

UST ranked 82nd worldwide in SDG 17 or “Partnerships for the Goals,” and in the 101-200 bracket in SDG 14 or “Life Below Water.”

The University also figured in the 201-300 bracket for SDG 3 or “Good Health and Wellbeing,” and in the 101-202 bracket for SDG 6 or “Clean Water and Sanitation.”

De La Salle University, the University of Asia and the Pacific and Mapua University made it to the 601+ bracket.

The University of Aukland in New Zealand, University of Sydney and Western Sydney University in Australia ranked first, second and third respectively.

The THE Impact Rankings is the only global performance ranking that assesses universities in terms of the United Nations’ SDGs.

Launched in 2015, the UN SDGs are 17 goals aimed at ensuring a “sustainable future” for the world, the first of which is ending poverty.


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