Recognition and Rankings for Sustainability


The Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings recognises universities across the world for their work aligned to the 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Overall, CQUniversity’s commitment to sustainability sees us ranked in the top 200 universities participating in these prestigious rankings.

In 2021, CQUniversity also achieved notable results in the eight SDG categories we participated in:

  • Ranked 29th for SDG 14: Life Below Water
  • Ranked equal 58th for SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals
  • Ranked in the top 200 for SDG 5: Gender Equality
  • Ranked in the top 200 for SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Ranked in the top 300 for SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
  • Ranked in the top 300 for SDG 4: Quality Education
  • Ranked in the top 300 for SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Ranked in the top 300 for SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

These rankings consider many aspects including our research, policies, partnerships, course offerings and student opportunities related to SDGs.

Each university’s performance in SDG 17 plus their best three scores combine to give their overall result. This gives each university an opportunity to shine in their areas of specialty and acknowledges the far-reaching impact of sustainability actions.

For more information, visit the Times Higher Education website.