IPB University Enters the World Top 10 for Several SDGs Indicators

IPB University Enters the World Top 10 for Several SDGs Indicators


IPB University successfully entered the ranks of the world’s top 10 universities that contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ranking conducted by Times Higher Education (THE) places IPB’s contribution in the ranks of the world’s top 10 in three SDGs goals, namely SDG 8 (Decent work and Economic growth) which ranks 1st in the world, SDG-1 (no poverty) in the ninth rank of the world and SDG-2 (zero hunger) which ranks tenth in the world.

The ranking results were announced at the Global Sustainable Development Congress held at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) on 30 May – 1 June 2023.

In 2023, the overall SDGs of IPB obtained a score of 88.1 out of a maximum score of 100. The acquisition of this score increased from the score in 2022 which got a score of 83.7 out of 100. This score placed IPB in 101-200th position in the world for the overall assessment of 17 SDGs from 1591 participating higher education institutions. IPB was able to survive from last year’s position which also ranked 101-200 out of 1406 participating institutions in 2022.

THE is the only ranking organisation that measures the contribution of higher education institutions in the world based on the 17 SDGs.  The assessment is conducted on four aspects, namely research (seen from Scopus indexed publications), operations or campus governance, community service and teaching.

The importance of the role of universities in achieving the SDGs can be seen by the increasing number of universities participating in THE University Impact Ranking every year. This year, participating universities also continued to increase by around 17 per cent compared to last year.

At the national level, IPB University ranked 1st nationally on SDGs-8 (Decent work and Economic growth), SDGs-12 (responsible consumption and production), SDGs-14 (life below water), and SDGs-15 (life on land), 2nd place in SDGs-2 (zero hunger), SDGs-5 (gender equality), and SDGs-6 (clean water and sanitation) and 3rd place for SDGs-13 (climate action), SDGs-16 (peace, justice, and strong institutions), and SDGs-17 (partnership for the goals).

Vice Rector of IPB University for Global Connectivity, Collaboration and Alumni Relations, Prof Iskandar Zulkarnaen Siregar said, “The results of THE Impact ranking will further encourage the IPB academic community to carry out tridharma activities that benefit the community, further encourage research for impact, which really has a real impact on sustainable development.”

He also added that IPB University’s achievement in the Decent work and Economic growth pillar (SDGs-8) confirms the recognition of IPB University’s contribution in advancing the nation’s economy. “The contribution of various IPB innovations aims closely with the progress of the Indonesian economy in a sustainable manner,” he explained.

For this achievement, Rector of IPB University, Prof Arif Satria expressed his gratitude. “Appreciation for all IPB University citizens who have contributed to this achievement in THE University Impact Ranking,” he said. (IAAS/RUM)