Politecnico di Torino participates annually in international rankings that compare universities around the world on specific objectives. On the subject of sustainability, the best known are GreenMetric and THE Impact (Times Higher Education).
Times Higher Education is a periodical magazine that annually creates international rankings of universities and higher education institutions. In 2018, the association launched the first edition of THE Impact, an innovative ranking that assesses the economic and social impacts of universities based on the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
In 2020, Politecnico di Torino ranked 17th among more than 470 international universities for SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and 88th among more than 377 for SDG 13 (Climate Change).
In 2021, it ranked in the top 100 for SDG9 (Business, Innovation and Infrastructure) out of almost 800 universities, earning top marks for Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Research, and excellent marks for the number of patents citing university research and number of Spin-offs.
The UI GreenMetric international ranking was created in 2010 at the initiative of Universitas Indonesia and aims to compare actions and policies related to Green Campus and sustainability in universities around the world. The survey evaluates teaching, research and third mission, as well as policies and actions implemented for campus management (energy, infrastructure, mobility to and from the University, water management and waste treatment).
Politecnico di Torino has been present in GreenMetric’s rankings since 2012 and its position is constantly growing. In 2021, it was among the top 20 ranked worldwide.