BSRUN Members’ News

19 Apr – 2 May 2022

On 27 April, a new edition of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings was published.

THE Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the UN SDGs. Comprehensive and balanced comparison across four broad areas is provided: research, stewardship, outreach and teaching. The 2022 Impact Rankings is the fourth edition and the overall ranking includes 1,406 universities from 106 countries/regions.

BSRUN Members in the Overall Ranking


University of Latvia


Riga Technical University


University of Turku


Gdańsk University of Technology

Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University


Medical University of Gdańsk

St. Petersburg State University


Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

Francisk Skorina Gomel State University entered the ranking for the first time and was ranked 601-800 in the world in the SDG 4 “Quality of Education”.

The efforts of Riga Technical University in promoting sustainable innovations and fighting against climate change (SDG 13) have been highly evaluated – RTU ranks 29th in this position, significantly increasing its performance this year compared to 64th position last year. The second best performance of RTU, ranking 58th, is in ensuring the 7th goal – renewable energy. RTU is ranked 82nd in the world in terms of the 9th goal – to create a sustainable infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. No other Latvian higher education institution has been rated so highly in these criteria.

The University of Latvia has risen to the 101-200th place among the 1406 ranked universities of the world. Compared to the result of 2021, which was 72.4 (out of a maximum of 100), the result of UL is assessed with 84 points. UL has entered the TOP 100 under three SDGs: Gender Equality – 24th place in the world; Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – 75th place in the world; Decent Work and Economic Growth – 88th in the world.

Medical University of Gdańsk has been noted in the rank for the first time (position 801-1000) and as the only Polish medical university. MUG obtained the highest grades in Good Health and Well-Being (SDG 3) – 92nd position. It also has good results in Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10) and Gender Equality (SDG 5).

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn was ranked 1001+ in the overall ranking and took the third place among Polish universities in the category of Good Health and Quality of Life (SDG 3). UWM first appeared in the THE Impact Rankings last year. It was a successful debut – the university was the second in Poland in the category of sustainable development of cities and communities.

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