ITS Campus, ITS News – Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) is increasingly proving its performance as the best university in Indonesia. With the latest ranking results from Times Higher Education (THE) on the 2021 Impact Rankings, Which release on Wednesday (21/4), ITS managed first place in Indonesia.
This achievement was announced at the Impact and Innovation Summit held annually in commemoration of World Earth Day. Even in the ranking carried out by displaying 1,115 institutions in the world, ITS position shot sharply to rank 64 in the world. This increase is very significant from the 401-600 rank ITS obtained last year.
ITS Senior Manager for World Class University Rulli Pratiwi Setiawan ST MSc Ph.D. explained that the ranking of THE Impact Rankings was carried out on universities or institutions related to their achievements in supporting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Rulli stated that there were four aspects assessed in THE Impact Rankings, namely Research, Teaching, Stewardship, and Outreach.
Rulli said that this aspect is in line with the requirements of the four objectives in the SDGs that must be filled, with SDG 17 being a compulsory component and three goals selected from SDG 1 – 16. “In the second year following this ranking, ITS succeeded in filling in the 17 SDGs points,” she added.
ITS total score achievement increased dramatically to reach 88.6 from a maximum score of 100, compared to last year. From the ranking results, the four best SDG scores achieved by ITS are SDG 1 ( No Poverty ), SDG 7 ( Affordable and Clean Energy ), SDG 8 ( Decent Work and Economic Growth ), and SDG that must be filled, namely SDG 17 ( Partnerships for the Goals ).
Responding to this amazing achievement, Rulli admitted that he was proud of the position that ITS had successfully obtained at this time. Considering that the assessment is not only seen from the research aspect. But the programs and activities as well as real-actions in the implementation of the SDGs targets. These two things must continuously improve. “The results of this year’s ranking will be a reference in the future, to determine the SDGs target that needs to be maintained,” she said.
Responding to these challenges, contributions from lecturers and students in terms of research and community service, especially those related to SDGs, play a big role in increasing ITS achievements in THE Impact Rankings. “Cooperation of all parties in ITS must be carried out to maintain ITS rank 1 in Indonesia,” he reminded. (pan/ITS Public Relations)
Reporter: Faadhillah Syhab Azzahra
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