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Stony Brook University Recognized by Times Higher Education for Reducing Inequalities

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Stony brook university studentsSTONY BROOK, NY, AUGUST 12, 2020— As socioeconomic mobility continues to be a focus in higher education, Stony Brook University continues to be recognized for successfully carving a path forward. The University has been ranked #1 among all U.S. institutions by Times Higher Education, in reducing inequalities in higher education and #27 internationally.

The most heavily weighted of the metrics collected by Times Higher Education, was research that is relevant to reducing inequalities, making up 27.7% of the score. Students and staff with disabilities, each taking up 11.5% of the methodology, was 23% of the total scoring. Additionally, the amount of first-generation students (15.5%) and international students at all degree levels who are from low-income and lower-middle-income countries (15.5%) made up the last majority of the ranking methodology.

Points were also earned for Universities having anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies for staff and students; a non-discriminatory admissions policy; an existence of a diversity and equality committee, office or officer; mentoring, counselling or peer support programmes aimed at students and staff from under-represented groups; accessible facilities, support services and access schemes for people with disabilities; and accommodation policy or strategy for people with disabilities, including adequate funding.

“We all come to Stony Brook University with widely different backgrounds, talents and interests, but we have one thing in common: the drive to make a real difference in the world,” says Maurie Maurie McInnis, President of Stony Brook University. “Our foundation is anchored in our strong values of diversity, access, and inclusiveness, and based on the search for academic excellence, freedom of inquiry, and the generation of new knowledge. Experiencing diverse perspectives is an essential component of a truly enriched experience and critical to the academic and social fiber of the University as a member of the global community. Much has been done, but there is more to do, and we need to continue to drive social and economic change on Long Island, in our State and across the country.”

Stony Brook University is continuing to put the fight for equity and inclusion front-and-center on its “Beyond The Expected” podcast. Listen here as the University’s Vice President of Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Judi Clarke-Brown, discusses allyship and creating a safe educational, work and living environment at Stony Brook University.

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Stony Brook University, widely regarded as a SUNY flagship, is going far beyond the expectations of today’s public universities. With more than 26,000 students, 2,700 faculty members, over 200,000 alumni, an academic medical center and 18 NCAA Division I athletic programs, it is one of only four University Center campuses in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality, and has been ranked among the top 35 public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Fostering a commitment to academic research and intellectual endeavors, Stony Brook’s membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU) places it among the top 65 research institutions in North America. The University’s distinguished faculty have earned esteemed awards such as the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation, Abel Prize and the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. Part of the management team of Brookhaven National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Stony Brook is one of only eight universities that has a role in running a national laboratory. Providing economic growth for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region, the University totals an impressive $7.23 billion in increased economic output on Long Island. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@stonybrooku).


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