ULAB Moves Up in WURI’s Global Top 100 Innovative Universities



ULAB Moves Up in WURI’s Global Top 100 Innovative Universities


The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) has moved up four notches in the coveted Global Top 100 Innovative Universities in the World's Universities with Real Impact (WURI) Ranking – from rank 100 in 2021 to rank 96 in 2022. In ceremonies held on 9 June 2022 in the Korean capital of Seoul, WURI Project Leader Professor MOON Hwy-Chang announced that ULAB has placed 96th in the top 100 universities – the only Bangladeshi university on the list. The top five ranked universities are: (1) Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute (USA); (2) Arizona State University (USA); (3) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA); (4) Stanford University (USA); and (5) University of Pennsylvania (USA).

ULAB also ranked in various WURI categories. Under the Industrial Application category, ULAB made it to the top 50 universities, receiving a rank of 49. ULAB’s entry to this category is: “ULAB TV: Producing the Next Breed of Broadcasters through Campus TV.” Under this category, the top five ranked universities are: (1) Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute (USA); (2) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA); (3) Arizona State University (USA); (4) California Institute of Technology (USA); and (5) Stanford University (USA).

Under the Entrepreneurial Spirit category, ULAB made it to the top 50 universities, receiving a rank of 25. ULAB’s entry to this category is the “Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival (DIMFF).” Under this category, the top five ranked universities are: (1) Simon Fraser University (Canada); (2) Deggendorf Institute of Technology (Germany); (3) Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands); (4) Aalto University (Finland); and (5) University of California, Berkeley (USA).

Under the Ethical Value category, ULAB made it to the top 50 universities, obtaining a rank of 36. ULAB’s entry to this category is “Teaching Ethics using Real Life Situations: The Curriculum Integration Programme.” Under this category, the top five ranked universities are: (1) Ecole 42 (France); (2) Franklin University (Switzerland); (3) University of Pennsylvania (USA); (4) Harvard University (USA); and (5) Florida State University (USA).

Under the Crisis Management category, ULAB made it to the top 50 universities, getting a rank of 24. ULAB’s entry to this category is “Incorporating Hybrid Learning in a Post-pandemic Scenario.” The top five ranked universities, under this category, are: (1) Burapha University (Thailand); (2) Abdullah Gul University (Turkiye), (3) Florida Gulf Coast University (USA); (4) Franklin University (Switzerland); and (5) Afeka Tel-Aviv Academic College of Engineering (Israel).

Under the Fourth Industrial Revolution category, ULAB made it to the top 50 universities, getting a rank of 15. ULAB’s entry to this category is “Digital Journalism: An Advanced Study Program for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” The top five ranked universities, under this category, are: (1) Samar State University (Philippines); (2) National University of Management (Cambodia), (3) Lac Hong University (Vietnam); (4) Mariano Marcos State University (Philippines); and (5) Dalian Neusoft University of Information (China).

The WURI Ranking is composed of the Global Top 100 and the Top 50 in each of the following categories: (1) Industrial Application; (2) Entrepreneurial Spirit; (3) Ethical Value; (4) Student Mobility and Openness; (5) Crisis Management; and (6) Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The WURI Ranking was developed by the Hanseatic League of Universities (HLU). The HLU Board of Trustees consists of university presidents from the Netherlands, China, Russia, Germany, South Korea, USA and Finland. The mission of HLU is innovation in teaching and research in higher education institutions. Given its mission, HLU has formed an alternative ranking system called WURI. Instead of looking at statistics on research, internationalization and perception, it evaluates a university's real contribution to society. It highlights creative and innovative approaches to university research and education.

Please find attached some of the screen shots taken during the ceremony. The official results will be uploaded in the next few days in the WURI website: http://www.wuri.world