Times Higher Education (THE), one of the leading higher education ranking institutions, has been assessing universities from around the globe in terms of their work toward the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since 2019 and publishing the results in its “Impact Rankings”. In THE Impact Rankings 2022, Istanbul Medeniyet University (IMU) scored 48.5 out of 100 and was ranked 1001+ among 1406 universities in all over the world.
Despite the 25 percent increase in the number of institutions ranked globally in comparison to 2021, IMU achieved great success by increasing its score from 35.1 to 48.5 in 2022 Impact Rankings.
The number of Turkish universities ranked in 2022 Impact Rankings has also increased by 16 percent since last year. As one of the 58 universities listed from Turkey, Istanbul Medeniyet University applied to 8 of the 17 sustainable development goals for 2022 Rankings as opposed to only four in its first application in 2021. The four categories where IMU has scored the highest according to the index methodology are SDG3-Good Health and Well-Being, SDG8-Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG4-Quality Education, and SDG17-Partnerships for the Goals. The increase in IMU’s overall score is also reflected in its scores for individual SDGs.
IMU has maintained its rank for SDG3-Good Health and Well-Being from last year and ranked 401-600 but managed to increase its last year’s score from 46.1 to 58.6 this year with its research and education activities and collaborations and health services.
This year, IMU has applied to and ranked 401-600 in SDG8-Decent Work and Economic Growth for the first time with a score of 49.9.
It has been ranked 801-1000 in SDG4-Quality Education and increased its last year’s score of 32.5 to 35.3 particularly thanks to its research activities and lifelong learning measures.
It has been ranked 1001+ by scoring 40.7 in SDG17-Partnerships for the Goals with its research efforts and education for the SDGs.
In addition to these four qualifying SDGs, IMU has also made significant achievements particularly in SDG2-Zero Hunger, SDG10-Reduced Inequalities, and SDG11-Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Click here for the results of THE Impact Rankings 2022 and here for IMU’s ranking profile.