Six Bangladeshi universities have entered the Global Top Innovative Universities of the World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) Ranking 2022. As shown on the website (https://www.wuri.world/), the placements of the said universities were as follows: University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh – ULAB (ranked 96), International University of Business, Agriculture and Technology – IUBAT (ranked 101 to 200), American International University Bangladesh – AIUB (ranked 101 to 200), World University of Bangladesh – WUB (ranked 101 to 200), Canadian University of Bangladesh – CUB (ranked 201 to 300) and Daffodil International University – DIU (ranked 201 to 300).
Bangladesh’s top-ranked university, ULAB, has moved up four notches in WURI’s Global Top Innovative Universities – from rank 100 in 2021 to rank 96 in 2022. The top five ranked universities in the world were: (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).
The WURI Ranking was developed by the Hanseatic League of Universities (HLU); its mission is on innovation in teaching and research in higher education institutions. Given its mission, HLU has formed an alternative ranking system called WURI, which evaluates a university’s real contribution to society and highlights creative innovative approaches to university research and education.