U.K. based Times Higher Education (THE), the publisher of the world's widely referenced university rankings, announced the Impact Rankings of universities according to their United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. According to the rankings, Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) increased its previous year’s score of 52,7 to 69,4 this year. Therefore, EMU achieved to be listed among the 301-400 band rather than last year’s 401-600 band.
EMU Ranked as the First Accross the Island and Third in Turkey
Two universities from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) achieved to be listed in the list featuring a total of 1,115 universities. EMU ranked as the 1st among these two universities. Moreover, EMU succeeded in taking the first place in the list of 4 universities from Southern Cyprus across the island of Cyprus.
Some of the Turkish universities appearing in the list are: Abdullah Gül University and İstanbul Technical University – ranked as first within 101-200 band and, İstanbul Gelişim University, METU and Özyeğin University ranked as second within 201-300 band. EMU shares the third place with Boğaziçi University, Hacettepe University, İstanbul Bilgi University and Erciyes University which are all listed within 301-400 band. Total of 49 universities from Turkey appeared in the THE rankings.
Significant Success in Combating Poverty
Last year, EMU was evaluated from 9 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and this year it has been evaluated from 10 of the 17 goals. Rankings in the annual evaluations are made within the scope of the three highest achieving goals and general collaborations for all goals. This year, EMU's highest scoring goals were in the fields of "No Poverty", "Health" and "Decent Work and Economic Growth". EMU has succeeded in being well above the general average, especially with the aim of ending poverty. Scientific research in this field, publication outputs and the support provided to the students of the university played an important role in the success achieved.
Another achievement is made within the field of Health. EMU’s collaboration projects regarding health was found as highly praiseworthy. In line with its goal of Decent Work and Economic Growth, EMU has contributed greatly to its research, publication outputs and policies and processes as an employer in this field.
The list in question ranks the social and economic impacts of universities from all over the world in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In the list prepared in line with various target criteria, Good Health and Wellbeing, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production, There are 17 goals, such as Climate Studies, Partnerships for Goals, and Universities around the world are considered in this context. The scores of the universities for each goal are determined by taking into account the research and publications made in the relevant field and the provable activities of the university.
EMU’s events in line with its United Nations (UN) goals can be accessed from https://pr.emu.edu.tr/tr/hakkimizda/bm-surdurulebilir-kalkinma-amaclari-dau-faaliyetleri.