logo SDG 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions

Research & Innovation

  • The University published 1,978 research papers related to SDG16 between 2017 and 2021, making them the 2nd institution in the world when ranked on the number of publications.


Operations & support

  • The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto, focusing on research, development, and high-level strategic policy and legal engagement at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security.
  • Each year, the University of Toronto PBSC Chapter over 120 law student volunteers work in collaboration with community clinics and not-for-profit organizations, courts, tribunals, and academic institutions to deliver high-quality legal services to Canada’s most vulnerable communities.
  • There were more than 840 graduates from law or criminology related subject areas last year.

Outreach & Partnership

  • The Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy is focused on developing future leaders passionate about addressing challenges related to peace, conflict and justice – some of the most important questions of our time. The program provides undergraduates with an interdisciplinary education covering three central pillars: the meanings and causes of peace, conflict and justice; the lived experiences of living in the context of conflict and struggles for peace and justice; and approaches to resolving conflict and producing peace and/or justice.
  • The Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto offers a range of Affiliated Centres, Special Programs and Legal Clinics that explore contemporary legal issues and offer students exciting opportunities to expand their legal education.

THE Impact Rankings

The University of Toronto was ranked in the 101-200 band of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for SDG 16. The breakdown of scores are as follows:

Overall Score: 75.7
SDG16 Research: 92.5
University Governance Measures: 82.2
Working with government: 87.9
Proportion of graduates in law related subjects: 36.3*


* Note that the denominator in this ratio is the total number of graduates and the University of Toronto scores lower because of its size and diversity of programming.

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