UFSC is ranked among international universities committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


The Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings assess universities around the world against the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Universities are assessed both in an overall ranking and in specific rankings for each SDG. In order to participate in the overall ranking, institutions must provide data regarding the SDG 17 ‒ Partnerships for the goals, in addition to other three SDGs, selected by the institution. Universities can also participate in the rankings by providing data for individual SDGs. In this case, they are not ranked in the overall ranking, only within each SDG.

The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) provided data on all the 17 SDGs, and it was ranked 401-600 among the 1115 universities assessed by the THE. In the overall ranking, UFSC scored 63.2 (in a scale from 0 to 100), and the best scores were in the areas of: Good health and well-being (SDG 3), ranked 101-200 with 72.6 points; Decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), ranked 101-200 with 66.2 points; and Industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9), ranked 201-300 with 65 points.

It is important to note that, in addition to the institutional actions regarding the SDGs, the universities are also assessed based on the research carried out for each goal.

See the full results here.