Commencement

The Times Higher Education ranked UMSL No. 58 globally in Gender Equality and between 101-200 in Reducing Inequality on the “2021: Impact Rankings.” The University also ranked well in Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; in Quality Education; in and Peace, Justice and Strong institutions.

Creating educational opportunities, improving equity, reducing inequality and joining hands with community institutions to spur economic growth – these are values that the University of Missouri–St. Louis holds in the highest regard as part of its strategic goals.

They’re also values named by the Times Higher Education as being critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by all United Nations member states in 2015.

With this synergy in values, it’s no surprise that THE continues to rank UMSL as an institution that embodies sustainability on its “2021: Impact Rankings.”

The Impact Rankings assess universities against the 17 SDGs across four broad areas: research, stewardship, outreach and teaching.

UMSL scored highly in several categories. Among them were No. 58 globally in Gender Equality and between 101-200 in Reducing Inequality. The institution also ranked well in Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; in Quality Education; in and Peace, Justice and Strong institutions.

“As the premiere public research university in eastern Missouri, UMSL welcomes a diverse student population reflective of our St. Louis region and from across the globe,” Chancellor Kristin Sobolik said. “This recognition from THE showcases our focus on providing opportunity for our students no matter where they come from and then delivering on that promise as we transform their lives and that of the region and beyond.”

The publication noted UMSL for undergraduate programs such as the Pierre Laclede Honors College and the UMSL/WUSTL Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program as well as for having the only optometry school in the state. The report also mentioned the 1,200 Pell Grant-eligible students served as well as UMSL’s significant research income growth in recent years.

THE also rated UMSL well in its “2020: Impact Rankings” and in the top 500 on the publication’s “World University Rankings 2020,” released in late 2019.

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Eye on UMSL: Tending the gardens
Eye on UMSL: Tending the gardens

Biology student James Ott and Sustainable Energy & Environmental Coordinator Katy Mike Smaistrla pull weeds last week in the native gardens north of the Recreation Wellness Center.

Eye on UMSL: Tending the gardens

Biology student James Ott and Sustainable Energy & Environmental Coordinator Katy Mike Smaistrla pull weeds last week in the native gardens north of the Recreation Wellness Center.

Eye on UMSL: Tending the gardens

Biology student James Ott and Sustainable Energy & Environmental Coordinator Katy Mike Smaistrla pull weeds last week in the native gardens north of the Recreation Wellness Center.