2023 President’s Annual Report
York ranks in top 40 of prestigious global rankings for SDGs impact
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York University is being recognized globally for its impact and excellence in several ranking programs

York University continues to be recognized globally as a progressive university committed to addressing globally complex challenges through quality education and innovative research and partnerships, evidenced by its strong showing in various university rankings. 

York recently ranked in the world’s top 40 out of more than 1,700 universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education rankings for its impact in advancing the SDGs. York placed in the top 100 in the world in nine of the 17 SDGs, which include: 

  • 12th in the world for SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities 
  • 21st in the world for SDG 1 – No Poverty 
  • 25th in the world for SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities 

The University also received improved ranking recognizing its academic excellence in the 2023 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. York moved up to the 456th position and earned a top 10 rating in 17 subjects – continuing York’s upward momentum in the QS rankings. 

In the Maclean’s ranking, York ranked 5th in the comprehensive category, moving up from last year’s 6th place finish. York also moved up one spot in the Maclean’s Reputation Rankings, placing 17th out of 49 universities, compared to 18th place in 2022.  ​