University of Peradeniya (UoP) has been placed No. 1 among Sri Lankan Universities and placed between 300-400 among world Universities (from among) 85 countries by the TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION IMPACT RANKINGS 2020.

This ranking was based on the impact created by UoP at national, regional and global levels in achieving 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) as laid down in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly.

The TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION IMPACT RANKINGS are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the SDGs by carefully calibrating indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across three broad areas: Research, Outreach and Stewardship. Activities carried out by UoP last year to address challenges in various sectors have made a good positive impact on this evaluation. It would not have been possible to achieve this target without the valuable contribution made by all the staff and students of the University of Peradeniya.