Ranked in its first year of participation at 601-800 out of 1,115 institutions worldwide, Institut Mines-Telecom Business School has even moved into the Top 200 (101-200) for the “Reduced Inequalities” goal. For the goal “Decent Work & Economic Growth”, it ranks 201-300. In total, ITM-BS is ranked in 5 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) fixed by the United Nations.
“This result is a major recognition of the impact of our State-funded school, as an institution which is strongly socially inclusive, firmly focused on responsible digital technology management, and is above all driven by the UN’s SDGs,” said Denis Guibard, Director of Institut Mines-Telecom Business School. “Our approach to social and environmental responsibility is naturally global, but we are of course particularly proud to have made such a clear breakthrough at the world-wide level on the “Reduced Inequalities” SDG: the fight to protect and develop opportunities for students, whatever their background, is at the heart of our mission and day-to-day operations. Our widening participation policy is not new: for 40 years, we have been committed to openness and the inclusion of all talented young people through full tuition fee waivers for academic scholarship students, regardless of their bursary category, and reduced fees for low-income students who do not receive scholarships. Our professors and staff are proud of their everyday efforts, which are recognised each year by the rankings that measure the ratio between the cost of tuition and the quality of our graduates as seen by employers at the end of their course”.