The Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings uses the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for reporting on the societal impact of universities. The SDGs are a set of 17 goals approved by the 193 member states of the United Nations (UN) which aim to transform the world by 2030. More than 850 universities were assessed across 18 separate league tables as part of these rankings. In the overall league table, which assessed 766 universities, King’s placed ninth in the world and third in Europe.
King’s was particularly recognised for our work in improving physical and mental health, ranking second in the UK and eleventh in the world for ‘Good Health and Wellbeing’ (SDG 3). Research on key diseases and conditions, support for healthcare professions, and initiatives that support the health and wellbeing of students and staff were all taken into consideration.