The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) has moved up four notches in the coveted Global Top 100 Innovative Universities in the World's Universities with Real Impact (WURI) Ranking – from rank 100 in 2021 to rank 96 in 2022, says a press release.

In a ceremony held on 9 June 2022 in the Korean capital of Seoul, WURI Project Leader Professor MOON Hwy-Chang announced ULAB’s placement as the only Bangladeshi university on the list. The top five ranked universities are: (1) Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute (USA); (2) Arizona State University (USA); (3) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA); (4) Stanford University (USA); and (5) University of Pennsylvania (USA).

ULAB was also placed among the top global universities in various categories – rank 49 for Industrial Application with “ULAB TV: Producing the Next Breed of Broadcasters through Campus TV;” rank 36 for Ethical Value with “Teaching Ethics using Real Life Situations: The Curriculum Integration Programme;” rank 25 for Entrepreneurial Spirit with “Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival (DIMFF);” rank 24 for Crisis Management with “Incorporating Hybrid Learning in a Post-pandemic Scenario;” and rank 15 for Fourth Industrial Revolution with “Digital Journalism: An Advanced Study Program for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

The WURI Ranking was developed by the Hanseatic League of Universities (HLU); its mission is on innovation in teaching and research in higher education institutions. Given its mission, HLU has formed an alternative ranking system called WURI, which evaluates a university's real contribution to society and highlights creative innovative approaches to university research and education.