(Persia Digest) – The Times Higher Education University Global Rankings has for the first time based its rankings on the impact universities have. The names of 12 Iranian universities can be seen among the world’s top 450.

The Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The SDG has 17 goals 11 of which have been used by the Times Impact Rankings.

It has used the three broad areas of research, outreach, and stewardship, assessing over 450 universities in 76 countries.

The Sustainable Development Goals include 3) Good Health and Well-being, 4) Quality Education, 5) Gender Equality, 8) Decent Work and Economic Growth, 9) Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, 10) Reducing Inequality, 11) Sustainable Cities and Communities, 12) Responsible Consumption and Production, 13) Climate Action, 16) Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, 17) Partnerships for the Goals.

Based on the standards of the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, any university linked to three of the above has been evaluated.

The Elsevier data for 2013-2017 has been used in the Partnerships for the Goals area, together with the number of graduates or the performance of universities as announced by them.

The evaluation of each goal is based on specific indicators used to assess the university's performance.

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The twelve Iranian universities among the Impact Rankings for 2019 are as follows:

  1. Iran University of Medical Sciences: 41
  2. Al-Zahra University: 201-300
  3. Amirkabir University of Technoloby: 201-300
  4. Tehran University of Medical Sciences: 201-300
  5. Babol Noshirvani University of Technology: 301+
  6. Kashan University: 301+
  7. Kurdistan University: 301+
  8. Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences: 301+
  9. Tabriz University: 301+
  10. Zanjan University 310+

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