The WURI Ranking 2022 will be presented at the Third WURI Conference, Sponsored by UNITAR and other organizations

Jun. 07, 2022 17:29
SEOUL--(Korea Newswire)--The World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) Ranking 2022, which seeks to assess the innovativeness of universities for the future, will be presented on June 9, 2022, at 3:00 pm (CET)/10:00 pm (KST) in both Switzerland and South Korea.

This ranking for innovative universities is designed to highlight and appreciate the efforts of universities to produce a future workforce aligning with the growing demands among entrepreneurs in contemporary society.

This ranking of innovative universities is organized by the Institute for Policy and Strategy on National Competitiveness (IPSNC) and sponsored by four other organizations including, Hanseatic League of Universities (HLU) with 120+ member universities of the world, the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies (IPS) from Seoul, South Korea, UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) from Geneva, Switzerland, and Tailor Institute of Franklin University Switzerland (FUS) from Lugano, Switzerland. The first WURI conference was held in June 2020 via Zoom by IPSNC.

This event will announce the top 100 universities for the WURI ranking, the so-called “Global Top 100”. Alongside there will also be the unveiling of the top 50 universities in each of the six criteria: Industrial Application, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Ethical Value, Student Mobility and Openness, Crisis Management, and Fourth Industrial Revolution. What is special about the WURI ranking is that it adds a new criterion every year. This year, the new criterion is the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which evaluates to what extent universities are effectively and flexibly coping with the accelerated implementation of high technology (e.g., Artificial Intelligence), as well as how they are incorporating the application of such high technology in education.

The sum of this year’s total innovative programs evaluated under the above-mentioned categories is 792, which was accumulated from 309 universities. These universities come from regions including Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Oceania.

The congratulatory remarks will be provided by Henk Pijlman, the Founding President of HLU, Mihoko Kumamoto, the Director of Division for Prosperity at UNITAR, and Greg Warden, the President of Franklin University Switzerland. Dong-sung Cho, the Second President of HLU and the Chairman of IPS, will deliver the keynote speech. The Chairman of IPSNC and Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University, Hwy-chang Moon, will present the key ranking and highlights of the WURI Ranking 2022.

Through the online WURI conference on June 9, we look forward to promoting the innovations of higher education by sharing and learning from the innovative programs of universities around the world.

The below link provides the link to access the online WURI conference.

The WURI Ranking 2022:


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