University of Tampere does well in an international ranking

Submitted on Wed, 09/26/2018 - 17:06

Citations are UTA’s strength in Times Higher Education’s World University Ranking

The University of Tampere’s place remains good on the ranking list of Times Higher Education magazine. Similarly to last year, the University of Tampere is ranked in places 201-250 in the new global list.

Again this time, the University of Tampere was the best in the number of citations, where it has continued to rise and is now in place 106 among the highest ten percent in the world. This is the second time this year that an international ranking finds UTA doing well in terms of citations, because the University’s rank also rose in QS World University Ranking published last June.

Among the nine ranked Finnish universities, the University of Tampere kept its third place. The University of Helsinki continues to be number one in Finland while Aalto University came second.

The Times Higher Education ranking consists of five performance indicators, the weightiest of which are teaching, research and number of citations. Each of these fields accounts for 30 percent of the overall grade.

The University of Tampere is also above the median in terms of the “industry income” indicator, which measures the amount of external funding. However, the weight of this indicator is only 2.5 percent of the total. For UTA, the weakest indicator was international outlook, but in that area too, UTA reaches the median among the best universities in the world.

The Times Higher Education World University Ranking examined 1,258 universities worldwide. The best university is the University of Oxford.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019