In the ranking published today, among the Romanian universities, two other member universities of the University Consortium appear in the margin of 401-600: the ‘Babeş-Bolyai’ University of Cluj-Napoca and the Academy of Economic Studies from Bucharest. Also, in the top appears the Polytechnic University of Bucharest in the margin 401-600. It is the third Impact Rankings published by Times Higher Education, attended by 1,115 higher education institutions from around the world. Most of the top 10 in the world are universities in Australia.
In the top, there are also from Romania, in the margin 601-800, Dunărea de Jos University from Galați, UMF from Târgu Mureș, UMF „Grigore T. Popa” and Transilvania University from Brașov. Then, in the margin of 801-1000, so at the bottom of the ranking, there are two more universities in Romania: the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and USAMV Cluj-Napoca.
The criteria according to which higher education institutions are classified in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are based on the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The ranking highlights the impact of universities on society, based on their success in achieving objectives such as ‘Good Health and Wellbeing’, ‘Gender Equality’, ‘Decent Work and Economic Growth’, ‘Reduced Inequalities’ or ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’, ‘Partnership for the Goals’.
Top 10 universities in the world Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021:
- University of Manchester
- University of Sydney
- RMIT University
- La Trobe University
- Queen’s University
- Aalborg University and University of Woollongong
- University College Cork
- Arizona State University and the University of Auckland
- King’s College London
- University of Newcastle
Specifically, the University of Bucharest (UB) appears in 8 categories out of the 17 analyzed, highlighting in areas such as’ Quality Education ‘,’ Gender Equality ‘,’ Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’, ‘Reduced Inequalities’ and’ Decent Work and Economic Growth ‘, is shown in a UB press release.
Thus, the University of Bucharest ranks 44th out of 966 institutions in the ‘Quality Education’ category and 38th out of 776 institutions in the ‘Gender Equality’ category, while in the ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’ category it ranks in the margin 101-200, and in the fields ‘Reduced Inequalities’ and ‘Decent Work and Economic Growth’, UB falls in the margin 201-300.
Detailing, the results of the University of Bucharest position the institution as the first university in Romania in the categories ‘Quality Education’, ‘Gender Equality’ and ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’.