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SDG ranking - did USM get it right?

Abdul Razak, Dzulkifli (2019) SDG ranking - did USM get it right? The Sun Daily.

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Abstract

ANOTHER type of ranking has now surfaced. A new “product line” as it were, by a familiar commercial name, made (in)famous through similar activity based prominently on research and publication. The latter is now losing “steam” as a quality concept to define what education is all about “beyond the teaching and research focus of conventional rankings”. The current attempt is really a “Band-Aid” to include “societal impact” as the world plunged into so much problems and issues that put research and publication almost out of reach in the search for sustainable solutions to save humanity. In this context, USM has got it spot on when it opted for a “sustainability-led” university some 15 years ago as an outcome of a scenario plan conducted in 2005 with the assistance of prominent futurologist. Before that, in 2003, a bold tagline “The University in a Garden” was introduced and adopted to bring the sustainability message home to the USM community aligned to the sejahtera campus framework.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Additional Information: 8585/71982
Uncontrolled Keywords: SDG ranking, USM,
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mrs Suhani Saarani
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 15:19
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 15:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71982

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