IPB Places World’s Top 77 in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2020
IPB University places Top 77 in the World in Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2020, a significant leap from last year’s placement where IPB University ranked in the range of 201-300. Results of THE Impact Rankings were announced on April 22nd, 2020, from London through THE Innovation & Impact Summit online virtual meeting and attended by IPB University representatives. THE Impact Ranking was participated by 766 of the world’s best higher education institutions which have performed actualizations of United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ranking system refers to publication, consistency, and proof which shows the performance of higher education institutions in their contribution to achieve SDGs. Based on those aspects, overall, IPB University ranks 77 in the world. Specifically for 5 SDGs, IPB University’s performance was particularly well and so managed to rank Top 50 in the world. Those 5 SDGs and IPB’s rankings (in the world) are as followed: Top 11 SDG#2 (Zero Hunger: end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture), Top 19 SDG#5 (Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls), Top 33 SDG#15 (Life on Land: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss), Top 34 SDG#14 (Life below Water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development) and Top 35 SDG#1 (No Poverty: End poverty in all its forms everywhere). Besides, IPB University also placed Top 100 in the world for five other SDGs: Top 54 (SDG#13: Climate Action), Top 73 (SDG#17: Partnership for The Goals), Top 75 (SDG#4: Quality Education), Top 80 (SDG#7: Affordable & Clean Energy), and Top 90 (SDG# 6: Clean Water and Sanitation). Prof. Dr. Arif Satria, Rector of IPB University, expressed his gratefulness for this achievement which shows that higher education institutions in developing countries are also capable of showing their performance through the ranking methodology done by an internationally credible independent institution.
Top 11 in the world for SDG#2, Zero Hunger, was achieved due to IPB University’s consistent production of technological and social innovations. Food innovations of IPB University, among others, are IPB3S seed, Calina papaya, Jalaipam potato, prime IPB D1 local poultry, and People Farming School. Several innovative products are sold in Serambi Botani stores in various cities in Indonesia. This is followed formerly by numerous global recognitions in innovation by IPB University, which as well led to placement as Top 60 in the QS World University Ranking by Subject on Agriculture and Forestry 2020. Top 19 in SDG#5, Gender Equality, portrayed IPB University as university that pays great attention to gender equality, shown by the number of female students which is at an even larger number than male students. Many achievements were also made by the university’s female students through various national and international competitions. IPB University even has a Gender and Children Research Center. Top 33 for SDG#15, Life on Land, was achieved due to IPB University’s active role in creating multiple technologies and in social engineering. For example, the management of Gunung Walat Education Forest located in Sukabumi, West Java, which was established as a small-scale model of sustainable forest. IPB University is also active in global research partnerships in the field of tropical biodiversity which interacts with the environment and social economy in various locations in Indonesia. IPB University is also actively involved in supporting SDG#14 to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. IPB University places 34th in the world for this SDG due to the excellent performance shown in marine and fisheries, where IPB University, in partnership with the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning, has actively consolidated programs in relation to Life below Water on both national and international levels. IPB University considers SDG#1 to be highly important, to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. Therefore, IPB University has also shown high performance regarding this goal and managed to rank Top 35 in the world. Many activities to combat poverty have been initiated by IPB University. These special agendas have already made their impact on the public. This is of course done in line with IPB University’s motto: “Inspiring Innovation with Integrity”.
Prof. Arif conveyed that the university’s achievements, especially in placing top 77 in the world for THE Impact Rankings acts as a source of motivation to do even more “research for impacts”, to conduct researches which results in innovations for science, technology, and art which are beneficial for the public. To strengthen IPB University’s contributions in reaching SDGs, the Research Center for Transdisciplinary and Sustainable Science as well as the SDG Network have been established in the university since 2018.
Published Date : 22-Apr-2020
Resource Person : Prof Dr Arif Satria
Keyword : IPB University Masuk Top 77 Dunia dalam Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2020