File Photo: The main building of Cairo University. Al-Ahram
The 37 Egyptian universities were ranked out of a total of 1,591 universities from 112 countries and regions.
Out of the 37 Egyptian universities, Aswan University came first locally and placed globally in the ranks of 101-200.
Ain Shams University came second locally and in the 201-300 global ranks while Cairo University and Mansoura University came third and fourth locally among the 301-400 global ranks.
Concerning the specialized categories of the ranking, Zagazig University had the highest score among the domestic universities in the SDGs’ goal of Affordable and Clean Energy and occupied the 29th place globally.
In the same category, Mansoura University came in 40th place, and Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) and South Valley University were placed in the same 55th spot.
Under the category of the Clean Water and Sanitation SDG, Ain Shams University came in 33rd place among the world universities.
In the No Poverty goal of the SDG, Cairo University occupied 56th place worldwide.
Mansoura University placed in 76th rank worldwide under the Industry Innovation and Infrastructure goal of SDG.
Aswan University came in the 64th and 57th places under the SDGs of Sustainable Cities and Communities and Partnerships for Goals, respectively.
Built on decades of work by countries and the UN, the SDGs have 17 goals at their heart, which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.
They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests, according to the UN SDGs website.