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AAU is an international top class university


AAU is an international top class university

Times Higher Education Impact Ranking measures how universities are performing against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Results 2022

Below you can see the results for Aalborg University in 2022.

SDG 2022 rank
Overall THE Impact rank 31
SDG1: No Poverty 301-400
SDG2: Zero Hunger -
SDG3: Good Health and Wellbeing 401-600
SDG4: Quality Education 1
SDG5: Gender Equality 101-200
SDG6: Clean Water and Sanitation 24
SDG7: Affordable and Clean Energy 101-200
SDG8: Decent Work and Economic Growth 101-200
SDG9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 94
SDG10: Reduced Inequalities 31
SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 80
SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production 101-200
SDG13: Climate Action 19
SDG14: Life below Water 43
SDG15: Life on Land 101-200
SDG16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions 101-200
SDG17: Partnership for the Goals 11


Contributors to the the impact 2022 ranking

During 2021, Aalborg University has collected data for the 2022 ranking. The data collection is identified through comprehensive consultation with key stakeholders at the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and Science, the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, AAU Innovation, and AAU Shared Services.

2022 project management

  • Henrik Pedersen, Board of directors
  • Birte Hornemann, Quality and Ranking
  • Heidi Simone Kristensen, Editor Sustainability Report

2022 data collection working group

  • Susanne Clement Justesen, The Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Pia Rosenquist Kruse, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design
  • Sanne Holm Nielsen, The Faculty of Engineering and Science
  • Lone Grøndahl Dalgaard, The Faculty of Engineering and Science
  • Trine Bovbjerg, The Faculty of Medicine
  • Lone Bechman, The Faculty of Medicine
  • Caroline Linea Højgaard Hartvig, The Faculty of Humanities
  • Nils Peter Terp Uhre, Study Service
  • Tina Strandvig, Human Resource
  • Mette Lyng Foss, Finance and Accounting
  • Anne Bisgaard Pors Eriksen, AAU Innovation
  • Heidi Nørmølle Guldborg, AAU Innovation
  • Nicklas Schreiber Nielsen, Rector's Office
  • Maria Trabjerg, Campus Service
  • Lill Christensen, Campus Service
  • Alex Røge Hermansen, Campus Service
  • Birte C. Hornemann, Quality and Ranking
  • Camilla Ørtoft Ottsen, Aalborg University Library
  • Heidi Simone Kristensen, Editor Sustainability Report
  • Mikkel Juul-Andersen, Sustainability Report

Mission-oriented university

These times are characterised by complex and critical challenges that do not recognise regional, national and global divides. Producing and implementing knowledge for the world requires active collaboration, problem-based learning and partnerships.

For AAU, being a mission-oriented university means that we are guided by a meaningful purpose that goes beyond our own organisation and contributes to the sustainable development of the world.

Through partnerships with the outside world, we strive to contribute to missions where we have strong research insight. We strive to play an active role in finding solutions to current – and future – global challenges and make a difference to the world around us.