University of Cyberjaya Ranked Top 401+ in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022
Cyberjaya, 27th April 2022 – University of Cyberjaya has climbed a step higher in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022 (THE) and is now ranked at Top 401+ in the global performance line up. THE Impact Rankings 2022 recognises universities across the world for their social and economic impact based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). THE Impact Rankings use carefully calibrated indicators to deliver thorough and balanced comparisons across research, outreach and stewardship.
Aside from an overall ranking of Top 401+, University of Cyberjaya was also assessed under individual Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) namely, SDG 1: No Poverty (Top 300), SDG 2: Zero Hunger (Top 400), SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being (Top 200), SDG 5: Gender Equality (Top 300), and SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals (Top 300).
The University’s ranking within the Top 300 for SDG 1: No Poverty reflects its dedication to communities in need. This was demonstrated by the University’s Centre for Disaster and Relief Medicine (CDRM) who took the initiative to set a team to help the victims of flooding in December 2021. The centre kicked off a 4-mission initiative for flood victims which saw them carrying out domestic cleaning up work as well as distributing stationaries to students.
The ranking of Top 400 SDG 2: Zero Hunger highlights the University of Cyberjaya’s contributions towards humanitarian aid during the pandemic. With the pandemic affecting many communities, students found ways to reach out and contribute to the needy through their society events. Kelab Penyayang, for instance, teamed up with Prestige Laundry Malaysia, a local cleaning business to contribute to charity homes. In less than 3 weeks, they were able to gather monetary and essential item donations including food supplies totalling up to more than RM10,000 thanks to non-governmental organisations, religious institutions, and members of the public.
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being (Top 200) highlights the University of Cyberjaya’s contributions towards increasing health and well-being of the elderly through its annual public health awareness programme, Karnival Mesra Ubat (KaMU). The event educates and creates awareness among the local community on various aspects of health especially in the proper management of medicine handling.
Realising the need for gender equality, the University strives to ensure education opportunities are extended to all regardless of their gender as a means to spur social growth and development. The University is honoured that its efforts to advocate for this cause has been recognised, putting the University at Top 300 under SDG5: Gender Equality.
The programmes at the University of Cyberjaya are also accredited by the Australian Register of Homoeopaths, Institution of Occupational Safety & Health, UK, and the Malaysian Department of Occupational Safety & Health which we believe contributed to us being awarded Top 300 for SDG17: Partnerships for the Goals. With these programmes that integrate workplace-focused elements and problem-based learning experiences, the University nurtures highly employable graduates.
Vice Chancellor, Emeritus Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohamad Abd Razak said: “This is an important milestone for University of Cyberjaya, we could not have achieved this without the support of our faculty and administrative staff, supervisors and beloved students. The University looks forward to continuing sustainable development in all aspects of education and learning for the greater good.”
The University is proud to be a part of this renowned ranking, one that demonstrates the differences a university makes in the world we live in. For more information on the 2022 THE Impact Rankings, visit https://www.timeshighereducation.com/rankings/impact/2022/overall
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