Riga Technical University (RTU) was ranked 54th in the QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia (ECCA) 2020 ranking, moving up three places in a year. The ECCA is a ranking of regional universities in Europe and Central Asia and includes a total of 350 leading universities in the region. The results of the ranking were released on 15 October.
At the regional level, the reputation of RTU among employers, the level of internationalization reaching a high proportion of foreign lecturers and students, and academic reputation are highly rated. Moreover, the evaluation of these indicators has increased compared to the previous year.
Universities are evaluated according to ten criteria – academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, number of academic staff holding a doctoral degree, citation level of scientific publications, number of scientific publications per faculty, number of international academic staff members, number of international students, as well as web impact.
This year, five higher education institutions from Latvia have been included in the ranking: the University of Latvia – ranked 39th, Riga Stradins University – 141th, Latvia University of Agriculture – 174th, Daugavpils University – ranked in the 231–240 group and Transport and Telecommunication Institute – ranked in the 301–350 group. Among higher education institutions in the Baltic States, the University of Tartu has the highest ranking – 5th place.
Lomonosov Moscow State University was ranked 1st; St. Petersburg State University – 2nd, and Novosibirsk State University – 3rd.