UNAIR NEWS – In the midst of a pandemic, there is good news coming from Universitas Airlangga. This time it’s not about Covid-19, but an achievement of UNAIR in improving its global recognition. UNAIR has just been ranked 301-400 globally by a world university ranking institution based in the United Kingdom, Times Higher Education (THE), in its newly published Global Impact Rankings 2020.
Regarding this achievement, the Head of UNAIR Development and Planning Board (BPP) Prof. Badri Munir Sukoco, Ph.D., said that in April 2020, UNAIR made world class achievement as it is ranked 301-400 by Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings.
“In this case, this is the first year for UNAIR listed in the ranking. Because it was just launched last year, “he said.
The ranking, continued Prof. Badri, is THE‘s initiative to realize sustainable development or SDGs by 2030 initiated by the United Nations. There are 17 agendas that were initiated in the SDGs. One agenda item is the role of universities in the world to participate in realizing SGDs 2030.
“Specifically for THE, from 17 agendas there are 11 initiatives that are used for universities worldwide,” he added.
From the 11 agendas, he continued, each PT could submit data on at least four agendas and UNAIR had participated in four initiatives. Of the four initiatives of UNAIR, in the field of Good Health and Wellbeing, UNAIR is ranked 93 globally with a score of 75.6.
“Furthermore, in the field of No Poverty or the field to reduce poverty by providing scholarships for underprivileged students, UNAIR occupies Top 101-200 global position,” he added.
Furthermore, Prof. Badri also explained that UNAIR is in Top 101-200 position for the Reduced Inequalities initiative which is a field to strengthen equality for the community. In the field of Partnership for the Goals which is a role of cooperation at global level, UNAIR is ranked 301-400.
“So, from all categories assessed, UNAIR overall is ranked 301-400 globally,” he concluded.
Author: Nuri Hermawan