In its latest publication, the famous international ranking of higher education establishments - the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2017 - has placed the University of Luxembourg in 178th place among the 978 universities ranked worldwide. Compared with last year (193th place in 2015), the University has improved its result in every category.
The University of Luxembourg moved up 15 places between 2015 and 2016, and now ranks 86th among the European higher education establishments included in the rankings (99th place in 2015).
The World University Rankings analyse the performance of each university in five areas: teaching, international outlook, industry income, research, and citations. The University has been particularly convincing in the 'citations' category (85.8/100), whereas its scores for 'teaching' (29.7/100), industry income (40.6/100) and research (30/100) are rather less so. However, considering the University was only founded in 2003, these are remarkable scores given the competition from other much more experienced institutions of higher education.
Confirmation of excellence in international outlook.
The category in which the University of Luxembourg excels is 'international outlook'. The University incorporates the ideal of a European research university, and by reaching the top of the world ranking for 'international outlook' it is now the most international university in the world, ex-aequo with the University of Qatar. This category is defined not only by the number of international undergraduates, doctoral students, researchers and members of teaching and administrative staff from all over the world, but also by the collaboration of international co-authors in its publications.
The THE World University Rankings determine the strengths of the various higher education establishments by using thirteen performance indicators covering teaching, research, international outlook, industry funding, and the number of citations in specialist publications.
About the University of Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg, founded in 2003, is a multilingual, international research-oriented university with nearly 6,300 students and staff from across the globe. Its priority areas for research are information science, law (particularly European law), finance, education sciences and interdisciplinary research headed by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB).
(Source: press release by the University of Luxembourg)