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UCC ranks 21st in global University Impact Rankings 2019

3 Apr 2019
Times Higher Education's (THE) University Impact Rankings 2019

University College Cork is placed 21st in the world in Times Higher Education’s (THE) University Impact Rankings 2019.

These new global impact rankings regcognise the positive social and economic impact of universities. The ranking places us 1st amongst Irish universities and 1st in the world for our contribution to responsible consumption & production.

THE’s pioneering initiative was developed to recognize universities across the world for their social and economic impact based on the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals. The rankings measured the efforts of more than 500 universities in 75 countries. The UN’s 17 goals aim to make the world a better place for everyone by confronting the biggest issues affecting our world.


The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030.

UCC performed exeptionally well and this ranking reflects our performance in Sustainable Development Goal number 12 Responsible Consumption and Production, goal number 3 - Good Health and Wellbeing, and goal 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

These rankings highlight UCC as a global pioneer, demonstrating our commitment to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals through our teaching, research and knowledge transfer, and prioritising the goals in our internal practices, policies and procedures. See http://greencampus.ucc.ie/ for further information on UCC's Green Campus programme. 







For more on this story contact:

Dr. Sandra Irwin, Deputy President & Registrar's Office, 021 4904874 or s.irwin@ucc.ie 

Deputy President & Registrar

First Floor, West Wing, Main Quadrangle, UCC, T12 YN60