University of Tartu among world’s best four hundred universities again
After a one year gap, the University of Tartu is once again in the world university ranking compiled by the Times Higher Education (THE) journal, placing at the position 351-400.
THE ranking, which was published for the 12th time this year, is considered the world’s most reputable and objective university ranking which evaluates world’s research universities by all the core activities. The ranking is based on three sources: an annual reputation survey, the Elsevier publishing house’s data base Scopus, and the data submitted by universities themselves.
13 performance indicators are taken into account in ranking the universities and the indicators describe the learning environment, the scope and influence of published research results, reputation survey results, incomes, and the extent of innovation and internationalisation.
In comparison to other universities, the main strength of the UT is the influence of research publications (number of citations) where UT placed in the 4th decile. The weakest area, however, is income from contracts with enterprises where UT’s score places us in the 7th decile.
Have a look at UT results here.
THE ranks 400 universities, the top 200 are assigned individual positions, the rest are ranked by groups of 50. The ranking does not take into account universities with very narrow specialisations or those whose research output is less than 200 articles a year. UT was on the same position, 351-400, in the years 2011-2013.
The table is available at https://www.timeshighereducation.com/.