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Brunel continues to rank highly among the world's most impactful universities, notably promoting peace and reducing inequalities


The Times Higher Education World University Rankings have been released this morning, highlighting the world’s most impactful institutions, with Brunel University London ranked 74th overall.

The 2023 rankings include 1,799 universities across 104 countries and regions, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.

The annual impact rankings assess universities against the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals, known as SDGs. The goals are worldwide commitments to create positive global change by the year 2030 and include protecting the planet, promoting peace and ending poverty.

This year, Brunel ranked 74th globally when judged across all the goals, and maintained its track record of performing highly in the ‘Reduced Inequalities’ SDG. The university ranked 13th worldwide in the category, its highest SDG ranking this year.

PR inequalities ranking

When it comes to promoting peace and justice, the university scored its second highest ranking, placing 30th for the ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’ SDG.

Also of note was Brunel’s ranking of 33rd for the ‘Life on Land’ category. The ranking is based on how a university protects, restores and promotes sustainable use of our ecosystems and preserves biodiversity loss.

Prof Hua Zhao, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at Brunel, said: “I welcome this external recognition that highlights the impact that our university has achieved. We are proud to be a university that values diversity, and we work hard to reduce inequalities and to promote peace and justice. At Brunel, we are focussed on several of the most pressing global challenges and want to actively participate in making a difference to improve the world around us and beyond. We will continue striving to become an even more environmentally sustainable and responsible institution."

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Nadine Palmer, Media Relations
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