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    The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 list the top 1,000 universities in the world, making it our biggest international league table to date.

    It is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. We use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.  

    Full list here: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2018/world-ranking#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats

    Here is a list of rankings for Baltic and Slavic Countries. My university ranked #83.



    601-800  Tallinn University of Technology


    90 University of

    190 Aalto University

    201-250 University
    of Tampere

    251-300 University
    of Oulu

    251-300 University
    of Eastern Finland

    251-300 University
    of Turku

    University of Jyvaskyla

    Lappeenranta University of Technology

    University of Technology 


    800-1000  University of Latvia

    801-1000  Riga Technical University


    601-800  Vilnius University

    1000+      Kaunas University of Technology




    801-1000 Belarusian
    State University 


    Sofia University 


    501-600  University of Split

    801-1000 University
    of Zagreb 

    Czech Republic 

    Charles University
    of Prague

    Masaryk University

    601-800  University of Chemistry & Technology

    601-800  Czech Technical University of Prague

    601-800  Palacky University in Olomouc

    801-1000 Brno
    University of Technology

    801-1000 Czech
    University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS)

    801-1000 University
    of Ostrava

    801-1000 University
    of Pardubice

    801-1000 Tomas Bata
    University in Ziln

    801-1000 VSB –
    Technical University of Ostrava

    801-1000 University
    of West Bohemia

    1001+        Czech Technical University of Liberec 



     501-600  University of Warsaw

    601-800  AGH University of Science & Technology

    601-800  Jagiellonian University

    601-800  Warsaw University of Technology

    801-1000 Adam
    Mickiewicz University

    801-1000 Gdansk
    University of Technology

    801-1000 Nicolaus
    Copernicus University in Torun

    801-1000 University
    of Silesia in Katowice

    801-1000 University
    of Wroclaw

    1000+       University of Gdansk

    1000+       University of Lodz

    1000+       Lodz University of Technology



    194 Lomonosov Moscow
    State University

    251-300 Moscow
    Institute of Physics & Technology

    251-300  Tomsk Polytechnic University

           Higher School of Economics

           Kazan Federal University

           National Research Nuclear University

           Novosibirsk State University

           Saint Petersburg State University

           ITMO University

    601-800   National University of Science &
    Technology (MISiS)

    601-800   Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic

    601-800   Samara State Aerospace University

    801-1000 Bauman
    Moscow State Technical University

    801-1000 Lobachevsky
    State University of Nizhni Novgorad

    801-1000 National
    Research Saratov State University

    801-1000 Novosibirsk
    State Technical University

    801-1000 Southern
    Federal University

    1000+       Far Eastern Federal University

    1001+       National Research University of
    Electronic Technology (MIET)

    1001+       Perm State University

    1001+       RUDN University

    1001+       Sechenov University

    1001+       Siberian Federal University

    1001+       Ural Federal University

    1001+       Volgograd State Tech

    1001+       Voronezh State University



    601-800 Comenius
    University in Bratislava

    801-1000 Slovak
    University of Technology in Bratislava

    801-1000 Technical
    University of Kosice


    601-800 University
    of Ljublijana

    601-800 University
    of Maribor



    801-1000 Tara
    Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

    1000+       Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

    1001+       Lviv Polytechnic National University

    1001+       National Technical University of Ukraine

    1001+       Kyiv Polytechnic Institute

    1001+       V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University







    Mine is not on the list :D 



    @GaiusCoriolanus LOSER!  :D (JUST JOKING)   There are many fine institutions of higher learning that are not included on the list.  The 1000 universities on the list are the best in the world mainly because they do a massive amount of research and have many international students.  Also, specialized training schools are not included because they don’t generally do research. Research brings in massive amounts of money. $$$ More money, more funny. :D The lack of foreign students is probably why Eastern European schools are lower on the ranking.

    At my university, we have a TON of international students.  When I was there, we even had a Saudi prince.  I saw him often having coffee in the International Center. :D

    Anyway, the following schools may be World Class but they don’t meet the criteria for Best in the World ranking: Juilliard, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), Parsons The New School for Design, Culinary Schools, Automotive and Technical Trade Schools…  WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT AUTO REPAIR TECHNICIANS, HAIR STYLISTS, CHEFS, and ACTORS????  I know I’m not cutting my own hair or changing the oil in my car!

    My Ukrainian grandfather thought there were only three professions suitable for men: Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer. My father is an automotive engineer. Women: Teacher or school administrator. My aunt was a teacher.  :D  



    Mine isn’t on this list. If it was faculty ranking we’d probably do better, since my faculty is the biggest in the Balkans and like 30% of our students are from Republic of Srpska (Bosnia).

    @Karpivna AUTO REPAIR TECHNICIANS and HAIR STYLISTS? that’s a three year high school program in Serbia…



    As far as I can see University of Belgrade was last year between 801 and 1000 place, but this year it didn’t made it



    @Shaokang Well it is on that Shanghai list…



    Finland is Baltic now?



    @Dušan Yeah, I know, but I’m not surprised it dropped out of this one looking at the criteria.



    One of the indicator used in many ranking is the amount of academic research done by universities. In USSR and post Soviet countries universities /  institutes have separated from research insitutes and academies of science. Universities are mostly teaching institutions . Most research has been done by scholars working in research institutes and academies of science. In North America and western Europe a lot of research is done by universities, so they are often ranked highly.



    THE-QS ranking uses six indicators: academic peer review; employer
    review; faculty to student ratio; citations per faculty member;
    proportion of faculty that are international; and proportion of students
    that are international.

    Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The performance indicators are grouped into:

        Teaching (the learning environment)
        Research (volume, income and reputation)
        Citations (research influence)

    That’s the explanation why so many highly ranked  Universities (top 500) are in English speaking or well to do countries.  Many international students go to study to USA, UK, Canada, Australia, NZ hoping to find a job after graduation and settled in these countries.  MS programs are popular among international students. Two years of study in the country and your education is recognised by employers. Then an easier way to immigration.

    The other reason I already mentioned – most research is done by scholars working in Universities in many countries, whereas in the case of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine research that is peer-reviewed by  scholars is done in research institutes.



    @Karpvina, there are foreign students, especially from Ukraine and Belarus :D There is going to be about 5 people from the other side of Bug river, and I’m not going to study something very popular (46 people, I think). 29th September is when I’m going to conquer Lublin :D



    @GaiusCoriolanus In my school at university of Belgrade we had many students from Bosnia and Montenegro, but also quite a lot from Middle East and Africa 



    In my days many western Belarusians went to eastern Poland and eastern Belarusians to western Russia because they didn’t gain entries to Universities in Belarus.



    >Sofia University
    > …

    I’ve been saying that for years.



    @CroMex Obviously, you did not get the memo regarding Finland!  ;)  Anyway, in my mind, I think of Finland as Balto-Nordic, not pure Nordic like Norway, Sweden and Denmark. 

    @GaiusCoriolanus Good luck with your studies!  :)  I’m jealous you get to study in a historic place like Lublin. 

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