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June 17, 2019

UTA ranked No. 4 in US for impact on education, health and sustainability

Times Higher Education rankings reflect how UTA is “making a difference in the world”

The University of Texas at Arlington is the fourth-ranked university in the United States and No. 70 worldwide for its impact in addressing global challenges around education, health and sustainability, according to a first-of-its-kind survey by Times Higher Education (THE).

The pioneering THE University Impact Rankings highlight how UTA and other universities are making a difference in the world by measuring their work in supporting sustainable development goals developed by the United Nations. These goals serve as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by focusing on poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice, according to the U.N.

Times Higher Education evaluated each university’s performance against 11 sustainable development goals. Any university that submitted data on one mandatory goal—involving the establishment of global partnerships—and at least three others was eligible for the overall ranking. More than 450 universities representing 76 countries participated.

UTA was ranked 16th globally for its work developing sustainable cities and communities, a key focus of the University’s Strategic Plan. It was ranked 46th globally in the area of good health and well-being and 84th in the area of quality education. It was among the top 200 worldwide in the global partnerships category.