The University of Dubrovnik has been listed in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for the first time. This global ranking assesses universities based on their performance in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year, a record number of institutions, including 1,591 from all parts of the world, participated in the ranking. The ranking is based on data collected from universities in 17 categories corresponding to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. According to the University of Dubrovnik, it was ranked in 15 out of 17 sustainable development goals and placed in the category of 1,001+ overall.
The University achieved its best results in the goal of Decent Work and Economic Growth, where it ranked 301-400 among 960 institutions, and in the goal of Clean Water and Sanitation, where it ranked 201-300 out of 504 ranked institutions. In these categories, UNIDU was assessed above the median in terms of the relevance of its research to achieving the UN sustainable development goals, contributing to the sustainability of water ecosystems, and caring for employees.
“Sustainability is a topic embedded in all strategic documents of the University of Dubrovnik. A large number of our scientific and professional projects are dedicated to this theme, and we continuously explore the possibilities of applying sustainability principles in the university’s daily operations. Being included in the THE Impact Rankings in the year when we celebrate our 20th anniversary is seen as recognition for the efforts we invest in our scientific and social mission to promote sustainable development in the community we operate in and grow together with,” said Professor Nikša Burum, Rector of the University of Dubrovnik.