University of Turku Successful in International THE Impact Rankings


The University of Turku participated in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021 which ranks universities according to their success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The University of Turku participated in all together seven categories (SDGs) in the international ranking. The University was the most successful in the goal for climate action (Goal 13) where it was ranked 49th.

– The University of Turku is committed to becoming carbon neutral by the end of 2025.  We have also calculated our carbon footprint and monitor its changes, which is most likely reflected in our success in the ranking, says Vice Rector Mika Hannula.

In addition to the climate action, the University of Turku was ranked in the following SDGs: 17 (Partnerships), 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), 5 (Gender Equality), 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure), and 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities). In all these categories, the University was ranked above the average of all universities. The best scores the University of Turku received in the goals 9 and 11. Of the actions included in these goals, patents and protecting cultural heritage received the maximum score.

The University of Turku participated in the ranking for the second time. The University was ranked among the 301–400 best universities in the overall ranking. This year, altogether 1,115 universities participated in the ranking. In 2020, the ranking included 767 universities.

Created 22.04.2021 | Updated 22.04.2021