The impact ranking : Polimi among the top 100 universities worldwide

Polimi is 2nd in Italy and 91th worldwide in the ranking dedicated to the 17 SDGs

Politecnico di Milano is ranked second in Italy and 91st in the world in the overall The Impact Ranking 2023, climbing seven positions. Active since 2019, this ranking quantifies how universities are contributing to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and involves a total of 1,591 universities worldwide.

Politecnico di Milano's best performance is in SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: 16th place worldwide (18th last year). The important laboratory network consists of 6 large infrastructure used both for research purposes and by companies, 245 research laboratories and 34 interdepartmental laboratories. As of December 2022, there were 82 active spin-offs at Politecnico di Milano and 2,925 individual patents.

The Politecnico also came in top positions in SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, ranking 37th (up from 59th last year), and SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities, ranking 28th (45th in 2022). 

In this respect, Politecnico continues its two main strategic programmes aiming to ensure equal opportunities for everyone in both study and work: Politecnico's Equal Opportunities Programme (POP), which aims to provide a study and work environment that honours gender identity, disability, culture and background, and SCHOLARSHIPS@POLIMI, several scholarship programmes to ensure equal rights to education for all and promote the enrolment of underrepresented groups.

Our commitment to promoting a culture of sustainable development in all our institutional activities, teaching and research is unwavering and the initial results prove this. A journey that has only just begun but which involves effort from the entire university community on at least four fronts: environmental sustainability, promotion of responsible research, international cooperation and equal opportunities 

comments Donatella Sciuto, Rector of Politecnico di Milano.

The methodology applied to calculate THE Impact Rankings 2023 requires each university to independently select a minimum of four sustainable development goals against which it wants to be measured. The ranking measures the impact of research and teaching on topics related to the SDGs, the responsible management of university's resources by staff, professors and students, the active engagement of national stakeholders and uses both quantitative indicators (citations, publications, etc.) and information on the programmes launched by the universities.

Working with society and helping it achieve the Sustainable Development Goals at global, national and local level is an integral part of the mission of a university such as Politecnico di Milano, which is firmly anchored both in its community context and in the global academic environment.