Near East University ranked 30th in the field of “Quality of Education”, leaving behind many universities worldwide, in the “2021 World University Impact Ranking” announced last week by the London-based international rating agency Times Higher Education (THE). Near East University ranked second among Turkish universities in this field and first in TRNC.
The contribution of universities is measured in a sustainable development
Times Higher Education lists the social and economic impacts of universities worldwide each year in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Among the UN Sustainable Development Goals are to eradicate poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people live in peace and prosperity. There are many criteria in Times Higher Education’s ranking list by analyzing the contributions of universities around the world to achieve these goals. These criteria include “Health and Welfare”, “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” and “Education Quality”, “Gender Equality”, “Good Job and Economic Growth”, “Industry”, “Innovation and Infrastructure”. There are titles such as “Reduced Inequalities”, “Sustainable Cities and Communities”, “Responsible Consumption and Production”, “Climate Studies”, “Partnerships for Goals”. Times Higher Education aims to encourage universities around the world to contribute to a better life with its ranking.
Stating that the scientific capacity and productivity reached by Near East University has brought the prestige level of Near East University to an important level in the world, Near East University Chairman of the Board of Trustees Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel pointed out; “In the 2021 World Universities Impact Ranking announced by Times Higher Education, Near East University was ranked 30th in the world in the field of Quality of Education, second among universities of Turkey and first among the universities of the TRNC. Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel said, “As Near East University, we aim to contribute to development and play an active role in social transformation by combining our education and research vision with the 4th generation university principles and transforming the knowledge and research we produce into patents and products.”