For the very first time, the annual Times Higher Education’s (THE) rankings by subject recognised Vilnius University (VU) in the field of education. The University achieved a better score in health sciences and maintained its positions in most other subjects.
This year, VU was recognised in 8 out of 11 ranked subjects. For the first time, the University was ranked in the field of education, where it attained a high 401-500th place. The University also moved up by 100 positions in the field of Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health Sciences, where it is currently ranked 401-500th, a similar position as in Life Sciences.
In all other ranked subjects Vilnius University maintained the same positions as last year: 401-500th place in Arts and Humanities, and 601+ in both Business and Economics as well as Social Sciences. In the subjects of Computer Science and Physical Sciences VU was ranked 801+ this year.
THE Rankings by Subject are calculated according to 13 thoroughly prepared indicators divided into five categories. The evaluation takes into account teaching, learning environment, the volume of research conducted, income received, and reputation. It also measures the rate of citation of the research produced, the internationality in terms of foreigners working and studying at the institution, and the number of studies carried out in collaboration with foreign scholars. Other evaluation criteria are the quality of the transfer of knowledge and the added value the institution brings to the local economy.
THE World University Rankings is the only evaluator of the outcome of global activities that evaluates research-intensive universities in terms of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and internationality.