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Franklin University Switzerland WURI Top 33

Franklin University Switzerland WURI Top 33

Thursday, June 9, 2022, marked the third year of the World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) Ranking,  and within this innovative ranking system Franklin University  Switzerland placed 33rd in the top 100 most innovative universities and  is ranked as one of the Top 5 universities supporting ethical values and  crisis management.


The rankings included such elite universities as Stanford, Harvard,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Oxford. Franklin  distinguished itself for its marked internationality and its innovative  approach to hands-on education. The institution also fared well in  several specialty rankings this year, including #2 in the top 50 for  Ethical Value, #4 in the top 50 for Crisis Management, and #17 in the  top 50 for Industrial Application.


"The smaller size of the university allows us to adapt and innovate,  and our values follow social responsibility, openness, and global  impact. Our student body is international. Our mission is quite  explicit. We create leaders who are responsible, compassionate, and  collaborative” stated President Greg Warden in his congratulatory remarks during the online conference.


The WURI ranking is designed to give a fresh, updated perspective  that reflects the world in which we live right now. This is especially  important as the shift in priorities and the need for global innovation  rings loud and clear. The ranking is promoted by the Hanseatic League of  Universities (HLU) and is open to all universities, colleges, schools,  and any institutions of higher education that seek to provide innovation  in research and education.

In his speech, president Warden continued, “Franklin University  Switzerland is deeply honored to participate in this third edition of  the WURI rankings, and it is also my pleasure to introduce the  designated president of Franklin as of August 1, 2022, Dr. Samuel Martín-Barbero, a strong and visionary leader who will certainly carry on the values of our university.


What is special about the WURI ranking for innovative universities is  that it is designed to highlight universities’ efforts in engaging with  and improving the future, environment, and society through innovative  contributions and creative approaches. It acknowledges the challenges of  creating new roles and responsibilities in leading and catalyzing  change and impact, toward economic prosperity and social harmony,  especially during the latest global challenges of the emergence of  COVID-19 and the spread of the industrial revolution. Lastly, it also  wants to promote cross-learning and innovation among all universities.


Franklin University Switzerland

Ranked in the Top 35 universities making an impact, Franklin University Switzerland is a small, international school located in the southern Swiss city of  Lugano. FUS strives to develop and cultivate an academic environment  that provides opportunities for students to become articulate, informed,  and productive leaders of their communities.

Founded in 1969, Franklin was among the first institutions to bring  American Liberal Arts education to Europe. It is the only liberal arts  university in the world accredited in the United States (MSCHE) and  Switzerland. It is the only university in Switzerland that offers a  flexible, interdisciplinary, experiential-learning education, placing  Academic Travel at the core of its curriculum.


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