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Vilnius University Maintains High Positions in the “Times Higher Education” Rankings by Subject

In the annual “Times Higher Education’s” (“THE”) rankings by subject, which evaluate 1512 institutions from all over the world according to different fields of science, Vilnius University (VU) is ranked in four new positions this year and maintains a high ranking in the field of Life sciences.

“We can rejoice not only in the fact that we have traditionally maintained high positions in the field of Life Sciences, but we have also achieved a really good result in the field of Humanities, where VU was evaluated for the first time. This proves the comprehensiveness of the University, the quality of studies and research, and its serious potential for establishing at the international level,” VU Rector Prof Rimvydas Petrauskas commented.

This year, VU is ranked in 7 of the 11 fields and has been consistently maintaining its high position in the field of Life Sciences for several years, ranking 301-400 among the best higher education institutions in the world. In the field of Arts and Humanities, VU is ranked for the first time and is in the 401-500th place, in the field of Clinical and Health VU is in the 501-600th place.

Moreover, VU is ranked for the first time in the fields of Business and Economics and Social Sciences (601+ places) and in the field of Computer Science (601–800 places). In the field of Physical Sciences, VU ranks 801–1000 this year.

“THE” rankings by subject are based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: teaching and learning environment are assessed, also the amount of research, according to the scope of research, income and reputation. The frequency of citation of the prepared research and international outlook, according to the number of foreigners working in the institution, studying and research conducted in cooperation with foreign researchers is also taken into account. Another evaluation indicator is the quality of knowledge transfer and the added value to the industry income.

„THE” World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Information: Vilnius University

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