University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) has been ranked in the global top 100 innovative universities in the 2021 World's Universities with Real Impact (WURI) ranking.
ULAB’s world standing was officially cited by the WURI founding director, project leader and Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University Moon Hwy-Chang in a virtual ceremony held on June 10 in Seoul, South Korea.
Professor Hwy-Chang announced that this year, ULAB is the only Bangladeshi university that has been placed among the top 100 universities.
WURI was created to evaluate the innovative programmes of universities and to measure the performance of universities in creating real value to society and providing opportunities for the future.
The ranking is composed of the Global Top 100 and the Top 50 ranking in each of the following categories: (1) Industrial Applications; (2) Entrepreneurship; (3) Social responsibility, ethics and integrity; (4) Student mobility and openness for exchange and collaboration; and (5) Crisis Management. Among these categories, ULAB placed itself 27th in the ‘Crisis Management’, 28th in the ‘Entrepreneurial Spirit’, and 39th in the ‘Ethical Value’ category.
ULAB’s acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Shamsad Mortuza lauded the resilience and team work of ULAB family that made this global endorsement possible.
Commenting on the success to UNB, he said, “The ranking will galvanize our commitment to change the ecology of higher education in Bangladesh."
ULAB’s WURI project leader Professor Jude William Genilo, Head of Media Studies and Journalism, said, “ULAB has always seen itself as a partner in community and nation building. It has an enabling environment that supports creativity and innovation. In the 2021 ranking, WURI recognized three of ULAB's programs as these are in line with its vision of active and practical learning; producing graduates that industry and society really needs.”
ULAB authorities expressed that this ranking is a manifestation of ULAB’s promise of utilizing its innovative online teaching and learning techniques in responding effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic. They added that ULAB will continue to offer its high-quality academic programmes online and ensure the continuity and reach of education to all its students.
The official results will be uploaded and available in the next few days in the official WURI website: http://www.wuri.world.