THE University Impact Rankings
Times Higher Education (THE), one of the leading higher education ranking institutions, has been assessing universities from around the globe in terms of their work toward the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since 2019 and publishing the results in its “Impact Rankings”. In THE Impact Rankings 2023, Istanbul Medeniyet University (IMU) scored 56 out of 100 and raised its rank to 801-1000 from its last year’s rank of 1001+.
Despite the 12 percent increase in the number of institutions ranked globally in comparison to 2022, IMU achieved great success by increasing its score from 48.to 56 5 in 2023 Impact Rankings.
The number of Turkish universities ranked in 2023 Impact Rankings has also increased by 36 percent since last year. As one of the 79 universities listed from Turkey, Istanbul Medeniyet University applied to 11 of the 17 sustainable development goals for 2023 Rankings as opposed to only four in its first application in 2021. The four categories where IMU has scored the highest according to the index methodology are SDG3-Good Health and Well-Being, SDG8-Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG12-Responsible Consumption and Production, and SDG17-Partnerships for the Goals. The increase in IMU’s overall score is also reflected in its scores for individual SDGs.
IMU has achieved a significant rise in its rank for SDG3-Good Health and Well-Being from last year and rose to 301-400 up from its last year’s rank of 401-600. It also managed to increase its last year’s score of 58.6 to 67.6 this year with its research and education activities and collaborations in health. It has attained great success by being ranked the 6th among Turkish universities.
In SDG8-Decent Work and Economic Growth, IMU has increased its last year’s score of 49.9 to 51.7 this year and maintained its 401-600 rank. It has been ranked the 8th in Turkey in this category.
This year, IMU has applied to SDG12-Responsible Consumption and Production for the first time and has achieved great success by being globally ranked 201-300 in its first year. It’s also been ranked the 10th in Turkey.
IMU has increased its 2022 score of 40.7 to 55.9 in 2023 and successfully rose from its last year’s rank of 1001+ to 601-800 in SDG17-Partnerships for the Goals. It has been ranked the 17th in Turkey in this category.
In addition to these four qualifying SDGs, IMU has also made significant achievements particularly in SDG2-Zero Hunger, SDG10-Reduced Inequalities, and SDG11-Sustainable Cities and Communities by being ranked 401-600 in all.