The University now rates 5th in the Impact Rankings of 2021
Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, the global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with focus on the four broad areas of teaching, research, stewardship and outreach has ranked The University of Lahore (UOL) among the 401-600 Top Performing Universities of the World.
As per the recently released third edition of THE Impact Rankings 2021 that covers universities from 94 countries/regions with 36 universities from Pakistan, UOL stands 5th overall in Pakistan i.e. both in private and public sector universities.
Subject or discipline wise, the UOL’s Medicine and Dentistry is considered as Pakistan’s No. I and Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer and Software) stands 3rd overall. The UOL appears to be the only University in Pakistan that has been ranked on 9 SDGs, all at once, portraying its wide-ranging impact to the society.
As per the criteria established by THE Impact Rankings, only the universities that make available data on a minimum of three SDGs along with the mandatory SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals) are evaluated for the overall ranking. In addition to the overall ranking, THE also publishes the results of each individual SDG. The United Nations’ SDGs aim to renew world’s commitment to positive societal impact.
Commenting on this remarkable triumph, Mr. Awais Raoof (Chairman, BoG) said, “Being impactful or relevant to society is central to UOL’s agenda. We are committed to the cause. We pledge to continue engaging our faculty, students, management and support staff in the activities aimed at increasing the University’s impact and contribution worldwide against all the SDGs”.
UOL’s performance on the individual UN SDGs;
Top 101-200 for UN SDG 2 – Zero Hunger
Top 301-400 for UN SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-Being
Top 301-400 for UN SDG 4 – Quality Education
Top 101-200 for UN SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation
Top 201-300 for UN SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
Top 401-600 for UN SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Top 201-300 for UN SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
Top 101-200 for UN SDG 13 – Climate Action
Top 401-600 for UN SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals