ULAB ranks 4th among Bangladeshi universities in ‘2021 THE Impact Ranking’
The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) secured the fourth position among Bangladeshi universities and ranked 156th in SDG 17(Partnership for the Goals) among 1,115 universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking 2021. In addition, ULAB ranked in SDG 1 (No Poverty), SDG 3 (Good Health and Well Being), SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities). From its inception in 2003, ULAB has committed itself to sustainable development, which quoting the Brundtland Report (1987), may be defined as the “idea that human societies must live and meet their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” For this reason, the university has established the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), passed policies ensuring student learning of sustainable development, and undertaken various research and outreach projects that contribute towards the fulfillment of SDG Goals. This was the first time ULAB had participated in the ranking. The application process was supervised by Dr. Jude William Genilo, Director of Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC). To compile the prestigious global ranking, THE evaluated several aspects of a university’s performance-including teaching, research, outreach and stewardship (faculty, staff and students) and further assessed universities against the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The THE Impact Ranking is trusted by students, parents, academics, industry leaders and governments. For ULAB to reach 4th place in Bangladesh is a recognition which underlines the strength of ULAB as a global center for quality teaching, learning and research, as well as recognizing the tremendous student experience that it offers.