IUS Ranking by Times Higher Education

Since the adoption of UN Agenda 2030 through 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, the International University of Sarajevo (IUS), in accordance with its strategic plans, has sistematically supported them in all segments of its activities.

The Times Higher Education (THE), a prestigious worldwide university ranking organization from London, has ranked IUS 101-200 in its Impact Rankings in 2019, based on the criteria for the success of the achievement of UN goals. The submission of the ranking application to THE was preceded by extensive and comprehensive internal self-evaluation and control of the implementation of the SDGs at IUS by the IUS Quality Assurance Office.

In the list of THE Impact Ranking 2020, among the numerous world universities that implement SDG goals through their university activities, IUS ranked in the 9th band. It is the only university in BH and the region which met the set criteria to appear on this prestigious ranking list in two consecutive years.

In recent years, numerous promotions and internal communications have been implemented, resulting in many IUS professors, as well as students, becoming aware of the importance of these very ambitious, 17 sustainable development goals. In this way, IUS not only recognized the UN SDG goals as "its own", but successfully incorporated them into its teaching, research and knowledge transfer activities.

What are the UN SDGs? To counteract the major "global risks" humanity faces, 193 United Nations Member States agreed on a very ambitious 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Some of these goals are poverty reduction, combating inequality and injustice and addressing climate change by 2030. To increase possibility of success and implementation of these 17 SDGs, the recommendation for all higher education institutions around the world is to teach and empower today's students - tomorrow's decision makers - to think critically and ethically, to learn to deal with ethical dilemmas and to apply systemic solutions to serious and complex social problems. In addition to student education, the goals are also related to teacher education, the implementation of study programs, and successful teaching and running the institution as well.

IUS Ranking by Webometrics

According to the latest Webometrics report, which was published In January 2020, IUS was ranked for, the Best Private University in BiH, the third time since 2014.

Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is a prestigious world ranking, conducted twice a year (in January and July).  It includes more than 16,000 higher education institutions and measures the presence of a particular university on the Internet (web) through the activity and visibility of its website. It is a relevant indicator of the influence and prestige of the university for the interest of prospective students, but also for scientific activities. Four indicators are used to rank pages: the size, number and visibility of web pages, which is measured by certain search engines, and the number of data bases, scientific papers and citations.

Before 2020, IUS was voted as the best private university in BiH in 2016, and 2017. At the same time, IUS is positioned as the fourth-best of all private and public universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The fact that a total of 47 Bosnian-Herzegovinian public and private universities participated in this selection makes this success even greater. IUS has remained the best private university in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the basis of quality, activities, and devotion to excellence. IUS is even ranked better than many state universities in BiH.

The latest report is the best indicator of the progress IUS has made in terms of quality of education and the use of most advanced, contemporary educational methodologies in the past years. IUS has shown its adaptability the best during the time of COVID 19. It was one of the first universities to transfer to online teaching and achieved marvelous results with total engagement of its students and professors.

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