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ARU is flying high for Good Health and Wellbeing

Published: 28 April 2022 at 10:00

THE Impact Rankings 2022 SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing Top 20 - logo

Times Higher Education places Anglia Ruskin 1st in the UK in new global rankings

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has been ranked 1st in the UK and 20th in the world for health and wellbeing in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, published on 27 April.

The rankings measure universities’ progress against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health & Wellbeing, highlighting the real-world impact that institutions have on the communities they serve.

ARU is placed 20th overall in the category of Good Health and Wellbeing out of 1,101 universities worldwide, 16 spots higher than last year, and is 1st amongst UK universities. Within Good Health and Wellbeing, ARU’s score increased since 2021 in the areas of “collaboration and health services”, “number of students graduating in health professions” and “research on health and wellbeing”.

ARU is the largest provider of Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Social Care students in England, training hundreds of key workers each year in conjunction with health trusts across the East of England, and is home to one of the UK’s newest medical schools, the School of Medicine in Chelmsford.

With a key focus on the areas of health, performance and wellbeing, ARU carries out world-leading research through its Medical Technology Research Centre, Veterans & Families Institute for Military Social Research, Vision and Eye Research Institute, and the Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research.

Professor Roderick Watkins, Vice Chancellor of ARU, said:

"Health and Wellbeing is a key priority for ARU and an area of excellence, so it is particularly pleasing to see our impact in this category recognised at a global level.

“We are focused on transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research, as highlighted by our recently receiving The Queen's Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work to help people living with dementia. These latest rankings from the Times Higher Education further demonstrate the impact of our researchers, students and graduates.”