Stony Brook’s Sustainable Impact Measured in New Times Higher Education Ranking |


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STONY BROOK, NY, April 3, 2019— Stony Brook University has been identified as #78 in the world in the new 2019  Times Higher Education Impact Ranking, a global university ranking that aims to measure an institution’s impact on society based on its success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. According to THE, this result is based on Stony Brook University’s scaled and pre-rounded performance on Sustainable Development Goal 17, Partnership for the Goals, and the University’s top three rankings among the 17 SDGs. These 17 goals – which include providing inclusive and equitable quality education, achieving gender equality and fostering innovation – were adopted by the UN in 2016 and provide a framework for developing the world in a sustainable way.

Stony Brook University’s top three SDG rankings were in Reduced Inequalities, where it ranked #8; Gender Equality, where it ranked #44; and Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, where it ranked #55. Stony Brook’s other notable rankings among the SDGs were #69 Quality Education; and, #93 Climate Action.

“The Stony Brook ethos is intrinsically aligned with the UN’s sustainable development goals, so it’s gratifying that we have been recognized in this new ranking,” said President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. “It’s been established that a Stony Brook degree helps students move from the bottom quintile of income earnings to the top quintile. We strive to provide a diverse academic experience and we embrace the challenge to continue to excel in these areas.”

More than 500 institutions from across the world submitted data to Times Higher Education to participate in the new ranking.

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About Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University, widely regarded as a SUNY flagship, is going beyond the expectations of what today’s public universities can accomplish. Since its founding in 1957, this young university has grown to become one of only four University Center campuses in the State University of New York (SUNY) system with more than 26,000 students, more than 2,700 faculty members and 18 NCAA Division I athletic programs. Our faculty have earned numerous prestigious awards, including the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation, Abel Prize and the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. The University offers students an elite education with an outstanding return on investment: U.S.News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 40 public universities in the nation. Its membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. As part of the management team of Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University joins a prestigious group of universities that have a role in running federal R&D labs. Stony Brook University fuels Long island’s economic growth. Its impact on the Long island economy amounts to $7.38 billion in increased output. Our state, country and world demand ambitious ideas, imaginative solutions and exceptional leadership to forge a better future for all. The students, alumni, researchers and faculty of Stony Brook University are prepared to meet this challenge.



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