Prestigious University Ranking Lists RTU among the Top 300

16th of May, 2018

Riga Technical University (RTU) has been highly evaluated in one of the leading university rankings – «Times Higher Education (THE) BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018», taking 251st–300th place.

Evaluation of RTU in «THE BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018» is substantial not only for RTU, but also for the whole higher education field in Latvia as the ranking attests university’s international competitiveness. The results of the ranking compiled for the second time this year mean that RTU is one of the 42 universities of emerging economies’ countries that has been listed among the 300 universities of the highest evaluation. Altogether the ranking comprises 378 universities.

«The fact that RTU is able to be in the TOP 300 of this ranking with a budget incomparable to the budget of many universities in China, South Africa or Brazil is a considerable success. The high quality of RTU education is also acknowledged by the growing number of foreign students, including, for instance, students from India, and RTU has been placed higher than several leading universities in India,» emphasizes the Director of the Quality Management and Record Management Department Juris Iljins.

The ranking evaluates the universities’ performance in five areas of activity and the obtained place is determined by the total sum of the evaluation: studies (study environment) – 30%, research (amount, income and reputation) – 30%, citation (impact of research) – 20%, international perspective (staff, students, research) – 10% and the income of industry (knowledge transfer) – 10%. RTU’s performance has been rated the highest in the fields of internationalisation and knowledge transfer. Ranking’s methodology is made by paying the most attention to the university’s cooperation with the industry and the assessment of international perspective as these are the indicators that are of special significance in the context of emerging economies. The results of the ranking were published on 9 May.

The ranking’s first place has been taken by Peking University (China), followed by Tsingua University (China), but Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) placed third. The University of Latvia also takes 251st–300th place along RTU.

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