The Times Higher Education (THE) magazine on Thursday (April 22) released the Impact Rankings 2020, and two Taiwanese universities were on the list, with National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) at 38th in the world and 2nd in Asia, a new record high for Taiwanese schools in the world's four major ranking agencies.
NCKU President Dr. Huey-Jen Su (蘇慧貞) mentioned that the school was one of the first universities in the country to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Su linked the extraordinary achievement to the school's wide range of applications, from internal affairs in campus, to participating in international medical and humanity rescue services.
The Impact Rankings were evaluated based on each university’s ability to support and deliver on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. NCKU stood out in the categories of SDG7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG9 (Industry Innovations and Infrastructure), and SDG14 (Life Below Water) across the higher education sector — of which it ranked among the top 20 in the world.
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英國泰晤士高等教育於2020年4月22日公布2020 THE Impact Rankings，亞洲共17所大學入榜大學影響力排名前100名，臺灣僅兩所學校入榜百大，成大排名38，排名亞洲第二，較去年進步42名。在17項SDGs排名中，有11項進入世界百大，其中3項為世界前20名，分別為SDG9「工業化、創新及基礎建設」世界第10名、SDG14「海洋生態」世界第14名與SDG7「乾淨能源」世界第20名。