Times Higher Education (THE), the world universities ranking organization, developed a new ranking system under the title of "Impact Rankings" for the first time in 2019 and our university was included in this ranking. This ranking system, whose question groups are updated every year and which is renewed to determine the social, environmental and social development of World Universities and their impacts, is based on the strategies, policies and strategies in line with the main titles of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) determined by the United Nations (UN) aimed to measure their applications. This system, which tries to measure universities not only as an educational institution, but also in terms of their impact on society, administration, social assistance, environment and health, evaluated universities in terms of their 2019 activities and academic data in the 2021 results.
At THE Impact Rankings, starting from last year, all question sets including 17 titles of Sustainable Development Goals were opened to participants. While 766 universities from 85 countries were in the rankings in 2020, this year, 1115 universities from 94 countries were included in the rankings with a huge increase. While 39 universities from our country sent data to the Impact Rankings system in 2020, this number increased to 52 in 2021.
Our university, which participated in 5 main headings, was ranked 201-300 last year, but this year it fell to 301-400 in the World Ranking table. It is observed that the increase in the number of participating universities is effective in this decline.
Hacettepe University maintained its place in the world ranking in the last year in the SDG 3 Good Health and Well-being title, where 871 universities from 88 countries are eligible to be evaluated, and ranked 1st with Bezmiâlem University among universities in Turkey.
In the SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals, where data is required for the evaluation of THE Impact Rankings and 1154 universities from 96 countries are included in the rankings, Hacettepe University has succeeded in entering the list from our country in the range of 201-300.