The University of Engineering and Technology (UET) in Peshawar was ranked first in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the ultimate ranking for SDG-17, ‘Partnerships for Goals’.
This is an outstanding achievement for UET Peshawar, demonstrating the institution’s determination for maintaining pristine educational standards.
In the fourth edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking, 2022, UET Peshawar ranks first in Pakistan under the ‘Engineering and Technology’ table and second in the league for SDG-8, ‘Decent work for economic progress’.
THE is a British journal that monitors worldwide higher education and ranks universities based on their performance in four key areas: research, stewardship, outreach, and teaching, as well as their assessment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
THE impact ratings highlight an institution’s dedication towards delivering the UN SDGs by considering SDG-17 (Partnership for the Goals) mandatory for listing in the overall standings.
Prof Dr Iftikhar Hussain, the Vice-Chancellor, commended the employees and faculty on their achievement and noted that the university’s objective is to build meaningful collaborations with local industry, government, and academics for the benefit of society. He lauded ORIC’s and affiliated departments’ efforts in providing frequent updates on the impact rankings through 2022.
The UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015 established the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda), a set of worldwide development goals for the years 2016 to 2030 that builds on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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