One of the most trusted university rankings available - QS World University Rankings - has announced the fresh list of top universities in the world. Two respected Estonian universities - University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology - are represented in the rankings.
This year, the University of Tartu now holds the highest position ever – 379. In 2013, the University of Tartu was placed 461–470. This year’s high position is due to the fact that the University of Tartu has improved its performance in all aspects taken into account when compiling the ranking list. As in the previous years, the University of Tartu is represented in two areas: its shares the 302nd place in arts and humanities and holds the 394th place in social sciences and management.
Tallinn University of Technology holds on QS World University Rankings the 501-550 position.
In the process of preparing the ranking list, QS takes into account a survey among academic leaders and heads of institutions of higher education; the proportion of students and lecturers; the reputation of the university as the employer; the significance of academic publications; and the percentage of foreign lecturers and students.
In addition to preparing the general ranking, QS has also ranked the world’s universities according to their academic reputation in five subject areas: arts and humanities, engineering and technology, life sciences and medicine, natural science and social sciences and management. The first 400 are ranked in each subject area.
The leader of the chart is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), followed by the Imperial College London and University of Cambridge.
For more information about the results of the QS ranking, see the QS homepage.