Data, Publications, & Awards

Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Carefully calibrated indicators provide comprehensive and balanced comparison across four broad areas: research, stewardship, outreach and teaching. The University of Minnesota system was ranked as follows in its inaugural submission in 2021:

80.4 / 100

score on our inaugural Times Higher Education Impact Rankings submission


Ranked #16

in the world and #5 in the US for our work related to combating hunger


Ranked #2

in the US and tied for #57 in the world for our work related to promoting good health and well-being




Aligning with MPact 2025, each campus in the University of Minnesota system will pursue a Gold rating on the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) tool by 2025.

Other Awards and Achievements

Highlights include: