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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 2023

Below you can see the results for Aalborg University in 2023.

SDG 2023 rank
Overall THE Impact rank 9
SDG1: No Poverty 101-200
SDG2: Zero Hunger 37
SDG3: Good Health and Wellbeing 101-200
SDG4: Quality Education 2
SDG5: Gender Equality 101-200
SDG6: Clean Water and Sanitation 24
SDG7: Affordable and Clean Energy 18
SDG8: Decent Work and Economic Growth 101-200
SDG9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 101-200
SDG10: Reduced Inequalities 2
SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 32
SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production 30
SDG13: Climate Action 16
SDG14: Life below Water 7
SDG15: Life on Land 58
SDG16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions 43
SDG17: Partnership for the Goals 2


Contributors to THE Impact Rankings 2023

During 2022, Aalborg University has collected data for the 2023 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.

2023 project management

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

2023 data collection working group

  • Clara Borgstad, The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Pia Rosenquist Kruse, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design
  • David André Højlund Graff, The Faculty of Engineering and Science
  • Trine Bovbjerg, The Faculty of Medicine
  • Mette Lyng Foss, Finance and Accounting
  • Nils Peter Terp Uhre, Study Service
  • Tina Strandvig, Human Ressource
  • Rasmus Simonsen, Human Resource
  • Karin Rosen Christensen, AAU Innovation
  • Nicklas Schreiber Nielsen, Rector's Office
  • Lill Christensen, Campus Service
  • Alex Røge Hermansen, Campus Service
  • Heidi Simone Kristensen, Editor Sustainability Report
  • Sofie Nygaard Rønnov Olesen, Sustainability Report
  • Troels Gubi, Quality and Ranking

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.