BRAC University (BRACU) has achieved a remarkable milestone by securing the 5th position in the world in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings (2023). It has achieved this milestone in the United Nations’ (UN) ‘Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1: No poverty’. BRACU is placed at the top among all Bangladeshi universities and 301- 400 globally in the overall impact ranking. The 2023 Impact Rankings includes 1,591 universities from 112 countries/regions.
THE University Impact Ranking 2023 was released on the 1st of June 2023. This prestigious ranking evaluates universities around the world based on their performance in meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
BRAC University excelled in the ‘SDG-1: No Poverty’ category, securing the fifth position globally with a very high score of 86.5. This reflects the University's dedication to alleviating poverty through its innovative teaching, research, and community engagement programs. BRAC University also performed strongly in other SDGs, including SDG-4: Quality Education, SDG-8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, and SDG-16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. The University ranked between 201-300 globally in each of these categories, emphasizing its focus on quality education, fostering economic growth, and promoting peace and justice.
Furthermore, BRAC University achieved a ranking in the 401-600 band worldwide both in SDG-5: Gender Equality and SDG-10: Reduce Inequality.
Commenting on the remarkable achievement in this year’s THE Impact Ranking, BRAC University’s Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof. Syed Mahfuzul Aziz said “These outstanding rankings reaffirm BRAC University's strong commitment to creating positive social impact and contributing to sustainable global development. The University remains dedicated to nurturing future leaders, conducting relevant and impactful research, and to driving positive changes in the society.”