INU ranked among the world's most innovative schoolsKorea’s Incheon National University (INU) was named the 35th most innovative university in the world by a new top 100 global ranking announced last week, the school said Monday.
The top 100 list was among five sets of rankings that composed the World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) ranking system, a brainchild of the Hanseatic League of Universities (HLU), a global university alliance.
Based in Songdo, Incheon, the university said the ranking was unveiled last Thursday in a teleconference attended by some 200 university presidents, faculty members and international organization officials.
Last week’s online conference was co-organized by HLU, the Institute for Policy and Strategy on National Competitiveness, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research and the Taylor Institute at Franklin University in Switzerland.
Aside from the top 100 list of the most innovative universities, INU also ranked among the top 30 schools in three top 50 lists that evaluated universities based on their industrial application; social responsibility and ethical value; and student mobility and openness for exchange between other schools. INU ranked 16th, 30th and 24th, respectively.
The other top 50 category in the WURI system looked at universities’ entrepreneurial spirit.
Each school’s rankings in the four top 50 lists were rounded up for the top 100 most innovative universities list, which was led by Stanford University and followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Seoul National University came in 15th, and the second-highest ranking Korean university was INU.
INU President Cho Dong-sung said in a statement Monday that his university will continuously strive forward to cultivate bright minds for the future and meet the demands of the society and corporate world.
BY LEE SUNG-EUN [firstname.lastname@example.org]