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Riga Technical University (RTU) ranked among 751-800 best universities in QS World University Rankings 2022, demonstrating the highest of the evaluation results among three Latvian universities included in the rating. RTU received the highest appraisal for its high proportion of foreign students, and in this indicator RTU improved its position by 82 places, ranking 289th in the global assessment.
1300 higher education institutions from 93 countries included in the QS World University Rankings 2022 were assessed taking into consideration six criteria - Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Citations per Paper, Faculty/Student Ratio, as well as International Students and International Faculty.
«The level of the internationalisation of RTU is the highest rated criterion,» said the comments of QS World University Rankings. Internationalization is one of the most significant priorities of RTU. Targeted activities have resulted in a rapid increase in the number of foreign students in recent years, and currently there are students from 80 countries studying at RTU. RTU ranks among the 300 best universities in foreign student training in the world.
This year, RTU has also improved its performance in the criteria of Academic Reputation and Employer Reputation. These indicators are important for the university, as they confirm both the academic quality and the relevance of the study programs to labour market requirements. The assessment of Academic Reputation and Employer Reputation is based on International Rating Agency survey. Employers and academicians not only from Latvia but also from other countries expressed their opinion about RTU.
Other universities from Latvia that are included in the ranking are University of Latvia, ranked in the 1001-1200 group, and Rīga Stradiņš University, which, same as last year, remained in the 801-1000 group.
As in the previous year, this year Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been ranked first, while the University of Oxford – second, and Stanford University – third.