PRESS RELEASE IBN TOFAÏL UNIVERSITY STANDS OUT FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN THE PRESTIGIOUS TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION RANKING THE UNIVERSITY IMPACT RANKINGS 2021

PRESS RELEASE IBN TOFAÏL UNIVERSITY STANDS OUT FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN THE PRESTIGIOUS TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION RANKING THE UNIVERSITY IMPACT RANKINGS 2021

For the third consecutive year, Ibn Tofail University stands out in THE “Times Higher Education Impact Ranking 2021”. The THE ranking is established on the basis of the 17 goals adopted in 2015 by the 193 member states of the United Nations.

The results of the THE “Times Higher Education Impact Ranking 2021”, in which more than 1115 universities representing 94 countries participated, were published on April 21.

Ibn Tofaïl University has been widely distinguished nationally and internationally by significantly improving its overall ranking and positioning among top universities in the 3 thematic rankings of “Affordable and Clean Energy”, “Clean Water and Sanitation”, and “No Poverty:

– Regarding the “Affordable and Clean Energy” goal, UIT ranked 9 th worldwide (45th in 2020), first in Morocco, Africa, and the Arab world.
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/rankings/impact/2021/affordable-andclean-energy#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/undefined

– For “Clean Water and Sanitation” goal, UIT ranked 25th worldwide (37th in 2020), and first in Morocco, Africa and the Arab countries.
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/rankings/impact/2021/clean-water-andsanitation#!/page/1/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/undefined

– For the “No Poverty” goal, UIT ranked 45th worldwide (101-200 position in 2020), first in Morocco and the Arab world, and 3rd in Africa.
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/rankings/impact/2021/nopoverty#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/undefined

– On the overall ranking, UIT is the first university nationally and among the best 200 universities worldwide.
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/impactrankings#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/undefined

The positioning of UIT in this international ranking is a great achievement in itself, certifying its commitment to the implementation and application of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through, among others, the quality of its teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and governance. The classification of Ibn Tofail University in this international prestigious ranking is a first for the universities of the Kingdom. These international rankings would enable the universities to improve their visibility and international positioning.

These performances fall within Morocco’s commitment framework, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, in favor of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This commitment is expressed through several strategic approaches, particularly the Constitution, the National Charter for the Environment and Sustainable Development framework law, as well as the adoption of sectoral policies
which are part of a sustainable development approach.

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