Te Herenga Waka ranked in top 10 for ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington has been ranked in the top 10 globally for ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’ in the international Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2023.

Wide angle of the hunter building with Wellington city in the background, and a grass field in the foreground.

Ranked seventh in the world, the Sustainable Development Goal number 16—‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’—is about promoting peaceful and inclusive societies, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

The University also ranks in the top 20 globally for goal number 15 ‘Life on Land’ and goal number 11 ‘Sustainable Cities’.

Overall, the University is 58 equal—out of more than 1,400 institutions ranked by THE—for sustainability overall. This is an increase of over 25 places from last year and places the university as the second most sustainable university in New Zealand.

Andrew Wilks, Director of Sustainability at Te Herenga Waka, says that these rankings continue to show the University’s commitment to sustainability.

“Universities play a critical role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and each year these rankings help us track the progress we are making and contributing to the vision outlined by the United Nations.”

The Sustainable Development Goals came into force in 2016, with the United Nations setting a 15-year agenda for all countries to end poverty, fight inequalities and build peaceful, just, and sustainable societies.