Unpad Ranked 6th Nationally on THE University Impact Rankings 2019

[unpad.ac.id, 4/4/2019] Universitas Padjadjaran is ranked 6th nationally in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2019, released Wednesday (3/4). This rank measures the success of universities around the world in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“The assessment of THE University Rankings 2019 is based on the 17 points in the SDGs, each based on data, link data, link evidence, as well as the depth of the program,” said the Head of International Office Unpad dr. Ronny, M.Kes., AIFO, PHD, when met at his office, Thursday (4/4).

The data and evidence lead to points and assessment parameters. These two aspects are the basis of THE in determining rankings of universities based on their SDGs implementation. This year, 76 universities around the world are assessed.

From the assessment, Unpad leads in several points, Good Health and Wellbeing (the 3rd SDGs) ranked 101-200, Decent Work and Economic Growth (the 8th SDGs) with point 24.6-53.8 ranked 101-200, and Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (the 9th SDGs) with point 30.3-50.6.

Followed by Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions (the 16th SDGs) with point 40.8-61.3, ranked 101-200, as well as Partnership for the Goals (the 17th SDGs) with point 1.4-35.8 ranked 301+. Overall, Unpad ranked 301+ globally.

Ronny explained, the data given in this ranking is from intense coordination with Unpad’s SDGs center, as the center of Unpad’s efforts toward SDGs. All data collected was obtained from Unpad and the SDGs Center.

“From the data we submitted, we got a pretty good feedback,” said Ronny.

This ranking is the first done by THE. This is the only ranking that assesses a university’s effort to achieve the SDGs.

This result can be a reflection, a stepping-stone, for Unpad’s to move forward. Ronny said, it’s predicted that there are still more datum which have not been perfectly discovered yet. The system of the data collection must further be improved.

“(We hope), the branding and socialization of the SDGs program can be wider, so the accessibility about SDGs can be comprehensive. If (the data) is more detailed, we are sure that next year Unpad will rank even better,” said Ronny.

Report by Arief Maulana
Translated by Dinda Ayu Maharani

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