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The virtual forum will provide exclusive insight into the metrics and methodology behind the THE Impact Rankings 2021, with a focus on SDG3.

In partnership with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India, this virtual forum will examine whether a shared vision of impact can be realized in terms of universal healthcare and vaccine equity to reach the UN SDG3 targets for good health and well-being.

As governments and the higher education sector recalibrate to prioritize long-term health objectives and progress against the SDGs, we will identify what the significant risk factors are to ensure that the optimization of public health transcends borders and remains an international priority.

Dr. P. Venkat Rangan
Dr. P. Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

It is my great pleasure that Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is to host the THE University Impact Forum: Health & Well-being Asia. Anchored by Amrita School of Medicine & Amrita Centre for Accreditations, Rankings & Eminence, the event will be the ideal platform to discuss the recent developments in the healthcare sector. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research university accredited A++ by NAAC, the highest accreditation, and is ranked as one of the best research universities in India. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is ranked 5th in India according to NIRF 2021, Ministry of Education, Government of India. Amrita continuously collaborates with top US universities including Ivy league universities and top European universities for regular student exchange programmes and has emerged as one of the fastest-growing institutions of higher learning in India. A renowned humanitarian leader and spiritual teacher, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (affectionately known as AMMA or Mother) is the guiding light of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Amma’s concept of education, stress on research and commitment to instilling universal values have come together to shape Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham into an institution where the latest advancements and discoveries combine with compassion and service-mindedness. The THE Impact Rankings – the only global indicators to assess universities’ progress towards the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals – have ranked Amrita, 1st in India and 81st in the world. It is an acknowledgement of the Amrita’s commitment to remain an exemplary institution that creates global impact on society through compassion-driven research and education for life. It is an education that harmonises scientific knowledge and spiritual learning to create a sustainable tomorrow for all. Notably, Amrita has been ranked 5th in the world for furthering SDG4 (quality education) and 8th for SDG5 (gender equality). The varsity was also ranked 37th for SDG3 (good health & well-being), 52nd for SDG6 (clean water and sanitation). The Faculty of Medical Sciences has undertaken ground-breaking research in medical sciences to achieve SDG3. The forum will act as a platform to discuss the innovations in health care, the global collaborations for improving quality healthcare and the practical approaches to universal health coverage which has become more important than ever since COVID-19. As the world grapples with the pandemic, this forum will be a meeting place for academics, policymakers, corporates and researchers to discuss not only these burning issues but also how they will influence the SDGs that the world is trying to achieve by 2030.

Dr. Prem Nair, Provost, Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and Medical Director, Amrita Hospitals

Greetings from the Healthcare Campus, Amrita University, Cochin, Kerala India It is my pleasure to announce that Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is hosting THE University Impact Forum on Health and Well Being on the 25th of January 2022. I am sure this is an apt platform to discuss the changing trends in healthcare delivery, education and research. Today, our healthcare education campus is accredited as A++ by NAAC and the 5th best University in India by NIRF, Ministry of Education, Government of India As our beloved Chancellor Mata Amritanandamayi says, the real goal of education is not to create people who understand only the language of technology but also to ensure a sustainable quality education programme that is all inclusive and imparting knowledge, a culture of the heart, societal values and environmental restoration. The multidisciplinary Health Sciences Campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, at Kochi, Kerala offers undergraduate and postgraduate programme is Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmaceutics and Allied Health Science courses. The institute offers 93 programs through 71 Departments and has more than 700 faculty members, 3900 students. These centres of excellence are committed to providing value-based medical education, where the highest human qualities of compassion, dedication, purity and service are instilled in the youth. This is the first University Teaching Hospital to be accredited by NABH, NAAC, NABL and ISO. Amrita University strives to help all students attain the competence and character to humbly serve humanity in accordance with the highest principles and standards of the healthcare profession. Amrita being ranked 1st in the THE Impact Rankings in India and 81st in the world shows our responsibility as a partner in working towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We were able to showcase our work being carried out in our communities in promoting good health and well-being, quality education, achieving gender equality, research activities, teaching excellence, student success in our effort to address larger issues like poverty, inequality, climate change, world peace and justice and to make this world a better place to live in. Large number of publication by our faculty members and high citations of these publications underline the importance accorded to SDG 3 goals. Key metrices has been built into our quality assurance framework in our healthcare education programme that gives an insight into progress to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The THE Impact forum to be held in association with Amrita University will definitely provide the necessary platform to discuss the changing trends in healthcare delivery, education and research. This will provide the much needed opportunity during these Pandemic times for the industry, academia and researcher to interact and discuss wider issues for strategically planning the course of action and thereby achieving stated targets to reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

University Impact Forum: Health & Well-being Asia – Unlocking Equitable Healthcare



Agenda Themes

  • The urgency of making universal healthcare non-negotiable
  • Creating an international standard for vaccine equity
  • How the other SDGs complement the advancement of SDG3 for good health and well-being
  • Combating the climate emergency to mitigate the impact of the environment on public health
  • Cultivating more robust health networks and community initiatives within vulnerable communities

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About THE Impact Forum


THE Global Forums

THE forums bring together senior leaders across higher education, research, industry and policy making, to share data, best practice and innovative ideas about the future of universities. These Impact Forums are aligned to the THE Impact Rankings, which measure universities’ action towards the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), while their regional forums are a chance to deep-dive into the higher education in the respective region.



About Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research academia that is accredited ‘A++’ by NAAC and is ranked as one of the best research institutions in India. Founded by the world-renowned humanitarian, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, the multi-campus University was established to provide rigorous academic instruction in an ambience rooted from Indian cultural heritage. Amrita has 15 schools spread across six campuses in three states of India – Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, with the headquarters at Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. We offer 150+ degree programs, in a variety of disciplines at the UG, PG, and Doctoral levels. Amrita has approximately 18,000 students and 1,750 faculty members, 600 of which are PhD/DM holders. The University also has a staff to student ratio of 1:10, one of the best in the country, especially among private universities. Amrita has established international collaborative initiatives with over 75 world-leading institutions in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Japan, with extensive faculty and student exchanges and cross-continental research projects. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, also known as Amrita Hospital, is a part of the Health Sciences Campus. Since 1998, it has revolutionised healthcare services in India by providing compassionate care to the public using cutting-edge techniques at affordable prices. The internationally recognised body of scientists and physicians at Amrita Hospital has won numerous awards for innovation, expertise and excellence in their delivery of evidence-based medicine. Cutting-edge techniques include reconstruction of an infant’s breastbone using 3D printing – the first of its kind in India – and the first successful upper-arm double hand transplant in Asia. The Amrita hospital also has a long track record in carrying out liver, heart, kidney and corneal transplants. Amrita Hospital is the only medical facility in India with a Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, bringing together highly skilled clinicians and scientists to develop novel methods of diagnosis, drug delivery, disease management and preventive care. Over the past 15 years, faculty members of Amrita have published more than 12,000 research articles in peer-reviewed journals attracting 65,000 citations, filed more than 150 patents and written 300+ scholarly books. They have secured research grants of more than US$100m (£73m) from governmental and private funding agencies such as the World Bank, Unesco and the Gates Foundation.

Distinguished Speakers


  • Opening Remarks: Shri. Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya*, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India
    *Awaiting Confirmation


January 20, 2022
9:00 AM – 9:25 AM
GMT + 5.5 (25 min)
Opening Remarks
9:40 AM – 10:00 AM
GMT + 5.5 (20 min)
Healthcare is non-partisan
10:15 AM – 11:05 AM
GMT + 5.5 (50 min)
No one is safe until everyone is: The path towards vaccine equity
11:20 AM – 12:10 PM
GMT + 5.5 (50 min)
The relevance of the other SDGs in meeting health and well-being targets
12:25 PM – 1:15 PM
GMT + 5.5 (50 min)
The people vs the climate: Mitigating the effects of environmental damage on public health
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
GMT + 5.5 (45 min)
Lunch break
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
GMT + 5.5 (50 min)
The power of prevention: Aiding vulnerable communities in the fight against NCDs
3:05 PM – 3:55 PM
GMT + 5.5 (50 min)
THE data masterclass: Asian universities’ SDG3 performance in the THE Impact Rankings 2022
THE Impact Rankings 2022
4:00 PM – 4:10 PM
GMT + 5.5 (10 min)
Closing remarks

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