Three Latvian universities have been ranked in QS World University Rankings 2022 among the best world universities. QS Rankings is one of the world's most influential and the most widely known international university rankings.
Our universities are in 751st to 1200th places
The highest position among Latvian universities has been achieved by Riga Technical University (RTU), which is ranked in the 751st -800th place. For the fourth year in a row, Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) maintains a stable position among the 801st-1000th best universities, while the University of Latvia (UL) share the 1001st -1200th place.
Higher education institutions included in the QS World University Rankings 2022 ranking were assessed taking into consideration six criteria – Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Citations per Paper, Faculty/Student Ratio, as well as International Faculty and International Students.
Highest scores in ability to attract international students
RTU received the highest appraisal for its high proportion of foreign students, and in this indicator RTU improved its position by 82 places, ranking 289th in the global assessment. This year, RTU has also improved its performance in the criteria of Academic Reputation and Employer Reputation. More information about RTU results here.
RSU also is highly appraised in ability to attract foreign students. The proportion of foreign students at RSU is at a level that has allowed it to reach 133rd place in the world, improving the position by 35 places. This year RSU is rated significantly higher in the employer survey. This confirms that employers appreciate the knowledge, skills, and competence of university’s graduates.
The highest performance of the University of Latvia is in the reputation of employees, followed by academic reputation and the proportion of foreign students.
Top 3 universities in the world
As in the previous year, universities from the United States and the United Kingdom are in the top 3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been ranked first, while the University of Oxford – second, and Stanford University – third.
In total, 1300 higher education institutions from 93 countries included in the QS World University Rankings 2022 were assessed.
More information about ranking here.