What is WURI

The Organizing Committee of the Second Conference of the Hanseatic League of Universities has formed a task force to prepare a new university ranking system. It is titled “World’s Universitieswith Real Impact (WURI)” and evaluates the university’s real contributions to our society. WURI highlights creative and innovative approaches to university research and education that focus on:

  Industrial applications, rather than the traditional ways of counting research papers and lecture-type teaching;

  Value-creating startups and entrepreneurship, rather than a traditional focus on the number of jobs filled; and

  Social responsibility, ethics, and integrity, rather than a focus on knowledge and skills just for material success.

  Student mobility and openness for exchange and collaboration between schools and across national borders, rather than an independent yet closed system.



The Zoom seminar to officially release the WURI (World’s Universities Real Impact) Ranking on June 11th.


The starting time of the Zoom seminar will be 6 am from Arizona, 3-4 pm from Europe, Africa, and Russia, 9 pm from China, and 10 pm from Korea. 



The Zoom seminar is organized by 4 global institutions: Hanseatic League of Universities (HLU), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Geneva, Switzerland, Taylor Institute of Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland (TI-FUS), and the Institute for Policy and Strategy on National Competitiveness (IPSNC) in Seoul, Korea.


The Zoom seminar will be composed of three sessions. First, it starts with the official release of the WURI ranking by Professor MOON Hwy-Chang, the WURI Project Leader. In the second session, the evaluators and judges of the WURI ranking will give their overall comments for the innovative programs which they reviewed. In the third session, the applicants who prepared brief video clips will present their innovative programs.

To register, please click this link: http://bitly.kr/59TWCBeJMr