/ 23 April 2021

THE ATENEO de Manila University was ranked as one of the world’s best universities for delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021 revealed.

The ranking, which measured 1,115 institutions from 94 countries, placed Ateneo in the 201-300 bracket.

THE Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against SDGs. It uses carefully calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparison across four broad areas — research, stewardship, outreach and teaching.

ADMU got high scores in five SDGs — Partnerships for Goals (rank 68); Clean water and sanitation (rank 99); Peace, justice, and strong institutions (rank 101-200); Sustainable cities and communities (rank 101-200); and Good health and well-being (rank 101-200).

“Ateneo de Manila’s noteworthy performance in the 2021 THE Impact Rankings — its initial outing, to be precise — shows that our University can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the world’s top institutions when it comes to actual, real-world impact. THE Impact Rankings are really consistent with our identity and mission. The SDGs on Health, Sustainability, Peace and Justice, and Partnerships really resonate with who we are and what we do,” Fr. Roberto Yap SJ, ADMU president, said.

Meanwhile, the De La Salle University was in the Top 401-600 bracket.

“For the third straight year, De La Salle University is among the world’s top universities ranked by the THE for their success in delivering the SDGs,” DLSU said.

The university was ranked in four areas — Clean Water and Sanitation (Top 101-200); Life Below Water (Top 101-200); Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions (Top 401-600); and Partnership for the Goals (Top 301-400).

The University of Santo Tomas and Tarlac Agricultural University were ranked 601-800, while Mapua University was placed in the 801-1000 bracket.