In the 2018 edition of the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Ranking, the University of Luxembourg ranks 179th worldwide. The University has featured among the world’s top 200 universities ever since it joined the league table in 2016, coming 178th last year and 193rd the year before.
The University has improved its results in the "research" and "citations" categories in particular, whereas its score in the “industry income” and “teaching” categories has fallen slightly.
A university with an international outlook
The University of Luxembourg achieved excellent results in the “international outlook” category. For the first time, the University topped this category by itself, whereas it held joint first place with the University of Qatar in the 2017 table. This category is defined by the number of students, PhD students, researchers, teachers and academic staff from throughout the world, but also by the participation of international co-authors in scientific publications.
In the “citations” category, the University improved its score considerably, rising to 77th place. This shows the number of times a university’s research publications have been cited by global peers, by assessing the data of over 23,000 academic journals.
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).
About Times Higher Education
The Times Higher Education World University Ranking is one of the world’s largest university league tables. It judges universities’ key strengths in the areas of ‘teaching’, ‘research’, ‘international outlook’, ‘industry income’ and ‘citations’ using 13 performance indicators.(article written by the editorial team of the portal luxembourg.lu)