Riga Technical University (RTU) is placed in the group of universities ranked 301–400 in one of the world’s leading university rankings – the Times Higher Education. The ranking is based on the data of the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, in which RTU was included for the first time in September 2016.
Director of the Quality Management and Record Management Department at RTU Juris Iljins says, «In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, RTU has been ranked equally with the Tallinn University of Technology and Vilnius University, whose funding is several times higher. It can be stated that our performance in student education and science is the same. With additional investments RTU can improve its performance and achieve even the highest position in the international ranking».
Oxford University is ranked 1st in the rankings this year, followed by Cambridge University in the 2nd place, and Imperial College London in the 3rd place. From the Baltic States, six universities – RTU, University of Latvia, Vilnius University, Kaunas University of Technology and Tallinn University of Technology – have been ranked among the 301+ universities, and the University of Tartu has been placed in the group of universities ranked 151–160.