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THE Impact Rankings 2023: AIT demonstrates commitment to SDGs 

29 Jun 2023
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By Office of International and Public Affairs

29 June 2023 – The Asian Institute of Technology has once again participated in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The annual ranking by London-based THE assesses universities contribution to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations in 2015 to tackle many of the greatest issues facing the world.

In the recently released rankings, AIT placed 201-300 overall out of 1,591 participating universities from 112 countries/regions around the world.

THE Impact Rankings include tables for each individual SDG, as well as an overall ranking – drawn from universities performance in their best three individual SDG categories, combined with their performance in the compulsory category of SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals.

AIT participated in 13 out of the 17 SDGs and was ranked within the global top 100 for SDG 1 (No Poverty), SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions). 

AIT also ranked within the top 200 in SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG 13 (Climate Action), SGD 14 (Life Below Water) and SDG 15 (Life on Land).

Gaining in global-level popularity, this year approximately 200 new universities participated in the rankings over 2022. The rankings consider factors such as research, stewardship, outreach, and teaching to determine the score of each institution.

AIT President Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto highlighted that AIT has been supporting the SDGs by promoting sustainable development and contributing to positive social impact in Asia. 

“Together, our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners are committed to working together to achieve the SDGs and create a better future. The rankings inspire and motivate us to achieve excellence and make a significant impact in the region,” he said.