Ragnar Vutt

University of Tartu continues among the top 400 in world university rankings

On 4 June, the global higher education consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) published its world university ranking, in which the University of Tartu, as the best university in Estonia, ranks 358th. 

The University of Tartu ranked 358th in the 20th edition of the ranking based on a thoroughly updated methodology last year and achieved the same result in this year's ranking. 

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) holds the top spot for the thirteenth consecutive year. Imperial College London has moved up four places and is now in 2nd place, with the University of Oxford and Harvard University ranking 3rd and 4th, respectively. Besides the University of Tartu, two other Estonian universities are included in the ranking table: Tallinn University of Technology is ranked in the 621–630 and Tallinn University in the 1,001–1,200 bracket. 

From last year, QS compiles the university rankings based on nine indicators: academic and employer reputation of the university (30% and 15%, respectively, of the overall score), faculty-student ratio (10%), the impact of research, i.e. citations per faculty (20%), international student ratio and international faculty ratio (both 5% of the overall score), sustainability (5%), employment outcomes, i.e. graduate employability and impact (5%), and international research network (5%). The three latter indicators – sustainability, employment outcomes, and international research network – were added last year. 

For compiling the ranking, QS analysed the results of 5,663 universities and ranked 1,503 of them. Compared with the last year, 21 new higher education institutions were added. 

See the ranking on the QS website. 

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