IPB University Ranks in the World's Top 50 for SDG 4 (Quality Education) in THE University Impact Ranking 2022


Times Higher Education (THE) released the results of THE University Impact Rankings 2022 on 27 April 2022 through a hybrid meeting. THE is the only rating agency that measures the contribution of universities in the world based on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The assessment is carried out on four aspects, namely research (as seen from Scopus indexed publications), campus operations or governance, community service and teaching.
 
In 2022, IPB University is ranked 50th in the world for SDG 4 (Quality Education) out of 1180 participants who submitted data for this SDGs pillar. IPB University was also able to penetrate the world's top 100 positions in 4 other SDGs, namely: SDGs-1 (No Poverty) ranked 51 out of 769 participants; SDGs-2 (Zero Hunger) ranked 45th in the world out of 553 participants; SDGs-14 (Life below Water) ranked 46 out of 452 participants; SDGs-15 (Life on Land) ranked 73 out of 521 participants.
 
Overall, IPB University is ranked 101-200 in the world out of 1406 participating universities this year. The overall score produced by IPB University has increased from 80.0 to 83.7 this year.

The importance of the role of universities in achieving the SDGs can be seen from the increasing number of universities participating in THE University Impact Ranking every year. This year, as many as 1406 universities participated, an increase of almost double from 2020 which was only 768 participants.
 
At the national level, IPB University's SDGs are ranked third after the University of Indonesia and Gadjah Mada University. The achievement of IPB University increased by four rankings from the previous year. At the same time, IPB University is ranked 1st nationally on SDGs-4 (quality education), 2nd in SDGs-14 (Life below Water), and 3rd place for SDGs-1 (No Poverty). SDGs-2 (Zero Hunger), SDGs-8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDGs-13 (Life on Land).
 
The Rector of IPB University, Prof. Dr. Arif Satria, said he was grateful for this achievement. He said that the achievement illustrates that universities in developing countries are also able to show good performance. Not only that, universities in developing countries can also be in line with other universities in developed countries.
 
Prof. Arif Satria also emphasized that the ranking methodology carried out by credible world independent institutions, such as THE, has helped universities sharpen strategies in carrying out the duties of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education.
 
"The inclusion of IPB University in the 101-200 THE Impact Rankings further encourages research for impacts, namely research that produces science and technology as well as innovations that are beneficial to society," he added.
 
IPB University's achievements in the pillars of quality education (SDGs-4) confirm the recognition of the quality of education at IPB University. The pillars of SDGs-1, SDGs-2, SDGs-14, and SDGs-15 are in accordance with the mandate of IPB University and the ranking of IPB University in the QS World University Ranking by Subject Agriculture and Forestry. (Ra) (IAAS/SYA)



Published Date : 29-Apr-2022

Resource Person : Prof Arif Satria

Keyword : THE Impact, IPB ranking, IPB achievement, IPB research, IPB service, IPB innovation

SDG : SDG 4 - QUALITY EDUCATION