NJIT rises to Top 100 in Times Higher Ed Impact Rankings

New Jersey Institute of Technology ranked No. 96 globally in the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which recognize institutions addressing issues raised by the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals. NJIT’s rise to the Top 100, from No. 201-300 last year, reflects a commitment to leveraging its STEM focus to support sustainability.

In addition to the overall rank, NJIT was among the Top 100 international institutions on nine of the 17 SDGs. The university’s strongest SDG is Life on Land (SDG 15), where it is ranked No. 24 globally. NJIT also ranked among the Top 50 institutions worldwide (No. 45) on SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation.

“This ranking is consistent with NJIT’s upward trajectory and reflects the progress we have made in meeting our objectives for research and education across the university,” NJIT President Joel Bloom said. “Our performance in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings is evidence of our commitment to social issues that matter including sustainability.”

NJIT also ranked among the Top 100 institutions globally on the following SDGs: No. 56, Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12); No. 67, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG 16); No. 78, Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7); No. 84, Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11); No. 90, Partnership for the Goals (SDG 17); No. 93, Life Below Water (SDG 14); and No. 99, Zero Hunger (SDG 2).

One other New Jersey institution made the list, Rowan University. However, it did not receive a publicly visible score, as it ranked between No. 601-800, and only those institutions that rank in the Top 500 receive a score.

The Impact Rankings are the only global assessment of universities against the U.N.’s SDGs. They use carefully calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across four broad areas: research, stewardship, outreach and teaching. For more information on the rankings and methodology, click here.