ULAB ranks among the top 50 universities in the world under Industrial Applications category
The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) has placed in the World's Universities with Real Impact (WURI) Ranking for 2020. In ceremonies held on 11 June 2020 in the Korean capital of Seoul, WURI Project Leader Professor MOON Hwy-Chang announced that ULAB is among the top 50 universities in the world under the "Industrial Applications" category. The top five ranking universities under the said category are: (1) Stanford University (USA), (2) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA); (3) Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute (USA); (4) California Institute of Technology (USA); and (5) Arizona State University (USA). ULAB ranks 46 in this category. ULAB is the only Bangladeshi university that placed in the WURI Ranking 2020.
ULAB's entry to the WURI Ranking for innovative and creative approaches with industrial application is the thesis of the Masters in Communication program offered by the Media Studies and Journalism Department.
The WURI Ranking categories are as follows: (1) Industrial Applications; (2) Value-creating start-ups and entrepreneurship; (3) social responsibility, ethics and integrity; and (4) student mobility and openness for exchange and collaboration. Given ULAB's entry in the Industrial Applications category, it was eligible for consideration in the WURI Top 100 Universities. The five highest ranked universities in the Top 100 are: (1) Stanford University (USA); (2) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA); (3) Aalto University (Finland); (4) Harvard University (USA); and (5) Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute (USA).
The WURI Ranking was developed by the Hanseatic League of Universities (HLU). The HLU Board of Trustees consists of university presidents from the Netherlands, China, Russia, Germany, South Korea, USA and Finland. The mission of HLU is innovation in teaching and research in higher education institutions. Given its mission, HLU has formed an alternative ranking system called WURI. Instead of looking at statistics on research, internationalization and perception, it evaluates a university's real contribution to society. It highlights creative and innovative approaches to university research and education.