Universities in Austria
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Austria
47 out of 67
  • Universities in Austria
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
21
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Austria
  • (15 institution and 6 subject rankings)
20
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Austria
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Austria

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Austria
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Publication of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. Medical University of Vienna with highest ranking among universities in Austria ranked #164.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK published most recent results of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Architecture & Built Environment). Includes 70 universities from Austria.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: New edition of UniRank 4icu - World Ranking. 2 universities in Austria ranked.
  • 28 Jan, 2021: New edition of THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education. in position #11.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Austria

Veterinary Science
#7 
University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
Journalism
#8 
University of Vienna
Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies
#29 
University of Vienna
Agriculture & Forestry
#30 
University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
Linguistics
#30 
University of Vienna
Engineering - Civil & Structural
#51 
Vienna University of Technology
Art & Design
#51 
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Biological Sciences
#94 
University of Vienna

Rankings of universities in Austria 2021

#1

University of Vienna

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (526 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #164 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #150 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #246 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

University of Innsbruck

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (271 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #265 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #361 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Vienna University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (470 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #191 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #306 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#4

Graz University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (105 reviews)
  • #8 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #275 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #309 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Medical University of Vienna

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (55 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #164 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #224 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#6

University of Linz

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (247 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #362 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #427 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

University of Graz

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (350 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #581 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #372 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#8

Medical University of Graz

  • #2 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #335 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #352 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#9

Alps Adriatic University of Klagenfurt

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (233 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #511 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #472 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#10

Innsbruck Medical University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (78 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #309 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #374 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#11

University of Leoben

  • #11 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #542 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #1250 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#12

University of Salzburg

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (128 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #450 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #847 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#13

University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (186 reviews)
  • #7 
  • #344 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #607 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #691 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#14

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

Student satisfaction: 3.5 / 5.0 (171 reviews)
  • #10 
  • #380 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #959 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #1115 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#15

Paracelsus Medical University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (63 reviews)
  • #12 
  • #434 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #1195 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #1799 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#16

Vienna University of Economics and Business

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (737 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #524 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #1702 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #701 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 17 August, 2020]


#17

Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences

  • #19 
  • #566 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #2610 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #3122 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#18

Sigmund Freud Private University Vienna

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (264 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #538 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #20 
  • #3943 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #3619 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#19

Danube University Krems

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (198 reviews)
  • #14 
  • #470 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #1925 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #1694 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#20

UMIT University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (42 reviews)
  • #20 
  • #568 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]

#21

Karl Landsteiner Private University for Health Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (27 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #2358 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#22

University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (227 reviews)
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  • #18 
  • #2771 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #4384 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#23

Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (87 reviews)
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  • #19 
  • #3101 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #28 
  • #5530 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#24

Danube Private University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (48 reviews)
  • #21 
  • #3984 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#25

FH Campus Wien, University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (114 reviews)
  • #22 
  • #4017 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #36 
  • #8638 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#26

Salzburg University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (67 reviews)
  • #19 
  • #3390 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#27

FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (117 reviews)
  • #23 
  • #4469 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#28

Vienna, Webster University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (33 reviews)
  • #24 
  • #4975 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#29

University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (153 reviews)
  • #25 
  • #4990 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#30

University of Applied Arts Vienna

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (66 reviews)
  • #26 
  • #5211 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#31

University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (134 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #5308 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#32

Burgenland University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (92 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #5563 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#33

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (111 reviews)
  • #30 
  • #5577 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#34

IMC University of Applied Sciences in Krems

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (276 reviews)
  • #31 
  • #6471 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#35

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Student satisfaction: 3.5 / 5.0 (161 reviews)
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  • #32 
  • #7158 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#36

University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (29 reviews)
  • #33 
  • #7415 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#37

Mozarteum University of Salzburg

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (140 reviews)
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  • #34 
  • #7886 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#38

University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (39 reviews)
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  • #35 
  • #8153 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#39

MODUL University Vienna

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (50 reviews)
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  • #37 
  • #9306 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#40

Kufstein University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (93 reviews)
  • #38 
  • #9402 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#41

University College of Teacher Education Lower Austria

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (11 reviews)
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  • #39 
  • #10358 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#42

University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (15 reviews)
  • #40 
  • #10797 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#43

Private University of Vienna for Music and Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (73 reviews)
  • #41 
  • #10860 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#44

Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (75 reviews)
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  • #42 
  • #10939 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#45

Anton Bruckner Private University

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (54 reviews)
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  • #43 
  • #11011 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#46

Vienna University of Education

  • #44 
  • #11271 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#47

CAMPUS 02 University of Applied Sciences

  • #45 
  • #11383 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#48

Catholic Theological University Linz

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (8 reviews)

#49

Steiermark University of Education

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (15 reviews)

#50

Private University Seeburg Castle

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (24 reviews)
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#51

Institute of Science and Technology Austria

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (271 reviews)

#52

Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (38 reviews)
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#53

University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (28 reviews)
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#54

FHWien University of Applied Sciences of WKW

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (36 reviews)

#55

University for Agricultural and Environmental Teacher Training

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (149 reviews)

#56

Graz University of Education

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (149 reviews)
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#57

University of Education Salzburg

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (18 reviews)

#58

University College of Teacher Education Burgenland

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#59

Webster University Vienna


#60

New Design Private University


#61

University College of Education Upper Austria


#62

University of Applied Sciences Tyrol


#63

University College of Teacher Education Carinthia

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#64

Private University College of the Diocese of Linz

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#65

Pedagogical University, Tyrol


#66

Vorarlberg University of Education


#67

Church College of Education - Edith Stein

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Austria Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT +2

Telephone country code: +43

  • Religion:
  • Catholicism  58%
  • Islam  8%
  • Orthodox  6%
  • Lutheranism  3%
  • Atheist, agnostic and unclassified  17%
  • Other religions: Buddhism, Calvinist  8%
  • Largest cities in Austria:
  • 1. Vienna: 1,700,000
  • 2. Graz: 220,000
  • 3. Linz: 180,000
  • 4. Salzburg: 150,000
  • 5. Innsbruck: 115,000

Largest international airport in Austria:

Vienna International Airport (VIE): 24.392.805 Passengers/Year; 4 Terminals; 17 km. from Vienna city center

Nobel prize laureates:
Konrad Lorenz (Konrad-Lorenz-Institut der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissen­schaften, Forschungsstelle für E, 1973)
 
Victor F. Hess (Innsbruck University, 1936)
 
Otto Loewi (Graz University, 1936)
 
Julius Wagner-Jauregg (Vienna University, 1927)
 
Fritz Pregl (Graz University, 1923)
 
Robert Bárány (Vienna University, 1914)
 

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FAQ

University of Vienna ranks #1 in Austria in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Austria University of Vienna is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 23 rankings where University of Vienna is listed.

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna is ranked best in Austria for Medicine & Health (Veterinary Science). See all rankings for the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna.

University of Vienna is ranked best in Austria for Journalism & Media Studies (Journalism). See all rankings for the University of Vienna.

University of Vienna is ranked best in Austria for Social Studies & Humanities (Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies). See all rankings for the University of Vienna.

University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna is ranked best in Austria for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna.

University of Vienna is ranked best in Austria for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the University of Vienna.

Vienna University of Technology is ranked best in Austria for Engineering (Engineering - Civil & Structural). See all rankings for the Vienna University of Technology.

University of Applied Arts Vienna is ranked best in Austria for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

University of Vienna is ranked best in Austria for Natural Sciences (Biological Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Vienna.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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