ITS Campus, ITS News – Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) once again proved its competency as one of the best institutes of technology in the global competition. This time, ITS was crowned third best university in Indonesia based on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR) 2021, which was announced on Wednesday (2/9).
Rulli Pratiwi Setiawan ST MSc PhD, Senior Manager of World Class University (WCU) Affairs ITS, identified that there were five main aspects which served as the criteria for the assessment of THE WUR. The aspects were teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income. “Each aspect has a weight of 30 percent, except for the international outlook of 7.5 percent and industry income with a weight of 2.5 percent,” she specified.
Rulli explained that the total score obtained by ITS in THE WUR 2021 was 19.20 with the specified scores of 19.70 for teaching, 12.10 for research, 17.50 for citations, 38.20 for international outlook, and 61.90 for industry income.
Rulli further elaborated that apart from the five main aspects, there were also three other supporting aspects that were also applied in the assessment of THE WUR 2021. The first aspect was the reputation survey conducted by Elsevier on behalf of THE. This survey targeted respondents according to data of authors from Scopus, which was randomly distributed by Elsevier. “Therefore, authors who received this survey were highly recommended to fill it out,” she stated.
The second aspect was the submitted data in the form of publication data recorded from 2019. Lastly, the third aspect was Scopus Data, which included all publications that have been carried out over a period of six years and which have received citations for five years.
This lecturer of the ITS Regional and Urban Planning Department revealed that when compared with THE WUR 2020, ITS maintained its rank at 1001+ globally and third nationally.
According to Rulli, there are still many things that are needed to be improved by ITS. For example, the teaching aspect only experienced an increase of 0.1 and research with an increase of 1.0. Therefore, research collaboration and international collaboration led by the ITS Directorate of Research and Community Service is crucial in optimizing these aspects.
In addition, industrial cooperation and the number of doctoral students and degrees will also increase. Another effort that can be implemented is to increase the number of international lecturers and students through various internationalization programs. For students, there are several programs, ranging from full-degree programs, internships, short programs, to workshops. “One of our main programs that is undoubtedly trusted to bring in many foreign students is CommTECH,” concluded Rulli. (sen/ory/ITS Public Relations)
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