As environmental considerations are becoming more and more prevalent in the minds of many students, the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact rankings acknowledge the significant contribution of Institut Mines-Telecom Business School to the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In fact, IMT-BS is ranked 301-400 on a worldwide basis, which is a sharp increase compared to the 2021 rankings, considering also that many more institutions have participated this year. In France, it even ranks 1st among the business schools surveyed and 6th among all the institutions assessed.
An outstanding performance on six Sustainable Development Goals
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Using carefully calibrated indicators, they provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across four broad areas: research, governance, outreach and teaching. IMT-BS has an overall ranking of 301-400 among 1,406 institutions in the world and is ranked as follows:
- 101-200th out of 769 institutions assessed on SDG 1 “No Poverty” with a score of 83.1/100 for financial aid to the most deprived.
- 35th out of 1,180 institutions assessed on SDG 4 “Quality Education”: ensuring equal access to quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning opportunities.
- 101-200th out of 938 institutions assessed on SDG 5 “Gender Equality”, including a score of 82.1/100 for female teaching faculty and a score of 65.2/100 for first-generation female students.
- 201-300th out of 849 institutions assessed on SDG 8 “Decent Work & Economic Growth,” including a score of 96.2/100 for the quality of our students’ professional experiences.
- 101-200th out of 796 institutions assessed on SDG 10 “Reduce inequalities” for the accessibility of the School to students from all social or geographical backgrounds, and for the issue of disability.
- 301-400th out of 1,438 institutions assessed on SDG 17, “Partnerships for the achievement of the SDGs”, with a score of 94.4/100, recognizing the quality of IMT-BS’ education on the SDGs towards its various audiences: School’s students and staff.
“We are extremely proud to make such significant progression in this international ranking focused on issues of sustainable development and social responsibility, which lie at the heart of the School’s mission and values. Our approach is understandably global, but we are of course particularly proud to have achieved such a clear breakthrough on the goal “Quality Education”, which acknowledges the actions led by the School to ensure equal access to quality education for all, and which promotes lifelong learning opportunities”.
An SD&CSR policy applying to all its activities
The implementation of the SD&CSR policy (Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility) is a component of IMT-BS’ strategic plan, with a view to having a real impact on its research and its programs, on the campus as a site and on the institution as a “brand” in the higher education and research sector as well as on the territory. This is reflected, among other things, in the teaching of sustainable development and social responsibility, the development of responsible research through the choice of study fields by its researchers and the implementation of best practices on a daily basis on its campus.