On June 1, 2023, the Times Higher Education (THE) announced its Impact Rankings 2023 which were based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This year, CMU was ranked at No. 74 worldwide, out of 1,591 participating institutions, and No. 3 in the country, out of 65, with the total score of 89.7 out of 100. The ranking is a testament to its commitment to becoming a leading university committed to social responsibility and sustainable development through innovation, following the CMU Educational Development Plan, Phase 13.
Below is the breakdown of CMU’s performance by SDGs.
SDG 17 Partnership for the Goals: CMU was ranked No. 14 in the world, out of 1,625 institutions and No. 2 in Thailand after Chulalongkorn University. SDG 13 Climate Action: it was ranked No. 33 worldwide, out of 735 institutions, and No. 1 in Thailand for two consecutive years. CMU made the top 50 in a total of three SDGs, as shown in the figure.
It also made the global top 100 in seven SDGs.
SDG 15 Life on Land: No. 59 out of 586 institutions
SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy: No. 59 out of 812, an improvement from last year’s placement in the 101 – 200 range
SDG 1 No Poverty: No. 64 out of 876
SDG 3 Good Health and Wellbeing No. 66 out of 1,218, an improvement from last year’s placement in the 101 – 200 range
SDG 2 Zero Hunger: No. 66 out of 647, two places higher than last year
SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production: No. 68 out of 674, three places higher than last year
SDG 4 Quality Education: No. 70 out of 1,304, an improvement from last year’s placement in the 101 – 200 range
As for other SDGs, CMU was ranked in 101 – 200 for SDG 6 (first-time appearance), SDGs 6, 8, 9, and 11, and in 201 – 300 and 401 – 600 for SDGs 16 and 10 respectively.
The university has a dedicated website, https://sdgs.cmu.ac.th/, as a platform for showcasing all CMU organisations’ SDGs-related performance. The CMU Educational Development Plan, Phase 13 specifies CMU’s vision of becoming a ‘’Leading University Committed to Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development’ and a top 50 university in THE Impact Rankings. As a university of model innovation for the community and sustainable development, the mission in advancing sustainable development through SDGs involves promoting new forms of education and technological incorporation into task implementation.
Our continuous improvements in the rankings are the result of the contributions by all CMU sectors through teaching, research, social services, and collaborations with organisations from all levels as a joint effort to achieve the SDGs.
We would like to extend our gratitude to all CMU staff and students for helping CMU become a university of sustainability.
For more details about THE Impact Rankings, visit https://www.timeshighereducation.com/impactrankings