Premier Dalton Tagelagi as the Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific (USP) yesterday joined the President and Vice-Chancellor of the USP Professor Pal Ahluwalia to announce that the regional university has again ranked highly in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact rankings for 2022.
Premier Tagelagi congratulated the USP Vice-Chancellor, USP Council, the staff, and the students for their contribution toward achieving the UN sustainable development goals.
“I am excited and pleased to congratulate the University on its inclusion and ranking in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022 in recognition of its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals”
“This ranking demonstrates the continuing resilience of our people and shows that our future is in secure hands as USP undertakes the important work of training our future leaders.”
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where indicators are carefully calibrated to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across four broad areas: research, stewardship, outreach, and teaching.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia, in announcing the results said, “I am incredibly proud that the University has been recognised for its commitment to SDG achievements for the Pacific region.”
“These rankings validate the excellence of our institution and the resilience of our people. This is all the more remarkable given that the THE is an independent body that judges and benchmarks us against global universities.”
Participation in the overall ranking requires universities to submit data for at least four SDGs, one of which must be SDG 17 – Partnerships for Goals. The overall score is generated from the score for SDG 17, plus the three strongest of the other SDGs for which data is provided.
USP submitted data for the following SDGs in November 2021 for the 2022 rankings: SDG17: Partnership for the Goals; SDG 4: Quality Education; SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy; SDG 13: Climate Action; SDG 14: Life Below Water and SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.
The results revealed USP’s overall score of 70 out of 100 and an Overall Rank of 401-600 out of 1406 institutions.
Last year, USP made the Times Higher Education ranked in the top 10 percent of the universities of the world.