Aus unis: great forces for good

Australian universities dominate the global top ten in the new Times Higher social impact ranking

The measure scores university performances on the 17 UN sustainable development goals. Uni Sydney is the world number two (behind Uni Manchester) with RMIT third, La Trobe U fourth and Uni Wollongong equal sixth, with Aalborg U in Denmark. The University of Auckland is equal ninth, with the Tempe campus of Arizona State U.

The sustainable development goals address a range of goals, including an end to poverty and inequality, improving natural environments, sustainability and gender equity.

Another 13 Australian institutions are in the top 100.

Uni Sydney is first in the world for SDG Six (clean water), Uni Canberra for SDG ten (reducing inequalities), La Trobe U for 15 (life on land) and Uni Newcastle is number one for the 17th (partnerships for all goals).

Tomorrow in CMM Angel Calderon (RMIT) crunches all the numbers