HUST aims higher in sustanainable development goals

Sunday - 09/05/2021 22:28

HUST has been ranked in top 601-800 best universities worlwide by Times Higher Education in terms of the effort to pursue Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are set out by the United Nations with the aim to build peace, equity and prosperity internationally.

Together with 8 SDGs ranked in 2020, this year HUST continues to be ranked in 2 new SDGs: SDG 6 - Clean water and Sanitation, and SDG 13 - Climate action.  

The highest individually-ranked-SDG this year is SDG 8 – Decent work and Economic growth at top 200 globally. For this, Times Higher Education evaluates the role of higher education institutions in boosting economic growth, facilitating favourable working conditions for their staff members and seeking internship opportunities for students.

Four out of 8 SDGs ranked last year has improved this year. One example is that it has jumped to top 29% from top 62% for SDG 8 and to top 59% from top 81% for SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

In 2015, The United Nations set out 17 Sustainable Development Goals with the focus on eradicating hunger and poverty, protecting the climate and environment, saving energy and ensuring that all can live in peace and prosperity. Statistics show that the wealth inequality has broadened with 20% of the wealthiest nations consuming 75% of the world resources. In this scenario, the role of education is emphasized more than ever.

Times Higher Education Impact Rankings is the only rankings in the world that ranks universities based on their efforts towards the goals. This year, the number of participants increases by 44% to 1.240 institutions from 98 nations. 4 universities from Vietnam were ranked this year.


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