VU has reached a record high position – 400 of the world’s best universities

“Admission among the 400 best universities in the world is a significant achievement for all Lithuanian higher education, testifying to the fact that our country has all the prerequisites for the highest level of international science and studies.

I am convinced that we are able to establish ourselves among the best universities in the world, to adhere to the highest standards as they are understood in the international scientific community. But this requires a constant constructive dialogue with the public authorities so that the funding of science and studies allows for the planning of a long-term perspective.

Photo by Žygimantas Gedvila / 15min / Rimimydas Petrauskas

We prove that we can achieve and exceed the set goals, the state must prove that it seriously takes education as a priority line, ”says VU Rector prof. Rimvydas Petrauskas.

VU has been ranked in the global QS rankings among other more than one and a half thousand higher education institutions for almost a decade, and during this time it has risen by more than 200 positions in total. First evaluated in 2014. VU ranked 601-650. Currently, being in the 400th position, VU represents Lithuania in shaping high scientific standards, which increasingly contribute to the attraction of international researchers and become a serious competitor to prestigious European universities.

“We are proud of the academic community of Vilnius University – its efforts strengthen not only the university, but also the city’s image in the world. Having been among the top 400 this time, VU has once again proved that it has the energy to grow and create breakthrough ideas, ”says Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius.

Valdas Kopūstas / 15min photo / Views of the Old Town overlooking the observatory tower window

Valdas Kopūstas / 15min photo / Views of the Old Town overlooking the observatory tower window

This year, VU occupies an exceptionally high position of 135 in terms of the quality of teaching. According to its academic reputation, having risen to over 27 positions since last year, this year VU ranks 400th and 434th, according to employers.

When compiling QS world university rankings, higher education institutions are evaluated according to a total of six criteria: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Citations per Faculty, and Faculty Student ), the share of foreign faculty (International Faculty) and the number of international students (International Students).

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