NCUK Celebrates Partner Universities’ Success in 2024 THE Impact Rankings


NCUK is proud to announce that five of its university partners have been ranked in the top 10 of the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings for 2024, with a further 12 placing within the top 100 of the rankings.

5 NCUK University Partners are within the top 10 universities worldwide (THE University Impact Rankings 2024)


These rankings reflect universities’ significant contributions to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The University of Manchester tops the list within NCUK’s partner network in an outstanding 2nd place, with RMIT University securing 5th place. Following closely is:

Additionally, 12 other NCUK University Partners have secured positions within the top 100, showcasing their dedication to global sustainable development. These include The University of Auckland, University of Reading, Durham University, The University of Newcastle, Australia, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Leeds, Cardiff University, University of Sheffield, Massey University, University of Canterbury, University of Bristol and Victoria University of Wellington.

Holly Searson head shot


We are delighted to see our partner universities performing so well in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. This is a testament to their dedication to not only academic excellence but also to making a positive contribution to our planet.

Holly Searson, Head of University Partnerships at NCUK

These rankings are unique as they measure the impact of universities beyond traditional academic metrics, focusing on their broader contributions to society and the environment and highlighting their efforts and achievements in promoting sustainability, social inclusion, economic growth, and international partnerships.

NCUK’s strong network of universities consistently ranks high in global impact rankings. This focus on partnering with impactful institutions reflects NCUK’s commitment to providing students with an education beyond academic achievement and preparing them to address global challenges.

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