Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) continues to steer towards refined excellence, appearing for the first time in the World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) ranking led by the Institute for Policy and Strategy on National Competitiveness (IPSNC).
Overall, UNISSA secured a spot in the Top 201-300 position in the ranking system, while the entrepreneurship project course offered by its Faculty of Islamic Economics and Finance (FEKIm) ranked in the Top 51-100 of the entrepreneurial spirit category.
“The recognition implies that as an Islamic higher institution, UNISSA is able to provide competitive, high-quality programmes and courses particularly at the international level. This is because the ranking system is also joined by leading universities globally,” said UNISSA Rector Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, adding that “the UNISSA workforce is grateful for the recognition. UNISSA’s position in the WURI 2022 ranking has injected in them the spirit to continue striving for excellence and international recognition”.
“This development also proves that UNISSA’s academic programmes are on par with those offered by prestigious universities internationally,” he added.
This ranking system is supported by four international organisations: Hanseatic League of Universities (HLU), Institute for Industrial Policy Studies (IPS), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and Tailor Institute, Franklin University Switzerland (FUS).
This WURI edition is the third of its kind since 2020. Three hundred universities across the world have achieved a position in the system, under six categories: industrial application; entrepreneurial spirit; ethical value; student mobility and openness; crisis management; and the fourth industrial revolution. Each entry is judged based on three main criteria – innovation, feasibility and impact.