Brac University has ranked global top 50 for "Sustainable development goals (SDGs) 1: no poverty'" in Times Higher Education (THE) impact rankings 2020.
The impact rankings 2020 announcement was released in London on April 22. The standings of the university are 201-300 (SDG 3), 201-300 (SDG 16) and 301-400 (SDG 17) globally in their rankings. Brac University got the 1st position in Bangladesh and 301-400th globally, says a Brac University press release.
According to the impact rankings, Brac University's performance has been found to be particularly encouraging in delivering the goals in university's research on poverty and their support for poor students and citizens in the local community.
The global impact rankings measure the social, economic and environmental impact, in alignment with the United Nations SDGs. The SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by United Nations Member to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. SDG 3 stands for ensuring good health and well-being, SDG 16 stands for promoting peace, justice and strong institutions and SDG 17 stands for strengthening global partnerships to achieve the goals.
"Brac University very much hopes to build upon this year's positive experience to deliver an even stronger and better performance next year," said the Vice-Chancellor of the university Professor Vincent Chang.