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Franklin made the WURI Ranking 2020

Franklin University Switzerland placed 56th in the top 100 of the World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) Ranking 2020 and is ranked as one of the Top 10 Universities supporting ethical values and social responsibility.


On Thursday, June 11, 2020, President Greg Warden delivered welcome  remarks at the virtual unveiling and noted that Franklin, and its  business research/education center, the Taylor Institute, would rank  among the smallest in size.  “Our size allows us to adapt and innovate,  and our values are about social responsibility, openness, and global  impact. Our student body is global. Our mission is quite explicit. Based  on the Franklin mission, the Taylor Institute’s vision statement says:  “We create leaders who are responsible, compassionate, and  collaborative.”


Franklin University fared well in several specialty rankings this  year, including #9 in the top 50 for Ethical Value and #28 in the top 50  for Industrial Application. The rankings included such elite  universities as Stanford, Harvard, and Oxford. FUS distinguished itself  for its marked internationality and its innovative approach to hands-on  education.


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 in 2020 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.


President Warden says “I continue to feel great pride in Franklin  University Switzerland, as do many of you. The great things that are  happening here, at our beautiful school in the mountains, do not always  translate neatly into ranking metrics. Going forward you will hear about  the steps we are taking to strengthen the school, enhance the student  experience, and continue to raise the school’s global positioning.”

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