VU Improves its Position in the Country’s University Rankings by Subject

VU Improves its Position in the Country’s University Rankings by Subject

Sukurta: 08 December 2021

VU kiemasVilnius University (VU) improved its results and confidently maintains the leading position among the universities in the higher education institutions ranking by subject published today. VU leads in more than a third of bachelor’s and full-time (35) and almost half (38) of master’s degree fields. Compared to the last year, VU has improved its positions in 5 bachelor’s and 7 master’s study fields.

According to the total sum of all indicators, the best-rated VU bachelor's study fields were genetics and journalism, they scored 100 points. Among highly-ranking study fields were also public health, applied mathematics, statistics, sociology, and philosophy, they all scored more than 98 points each.

In the category of master’s studies, VU biochemistry and physics study fields were awarded the highest score, master’s studies in chemistry scored more than 98 points.

VU is the only higher education institution in Lithuania that offers master’s studies in microbiology, genetics, biophysics, archeology, geology, and regional studies. Furthermore, VU is the only one offering bachelor’s and integrated study programmes in microbiology, molecular biology, biophysics, geology, information services, cultural studies, and classical studies.

Compared to other universities, VU bachelor’s and integrated studies lead in the field’s of genetics, biology, microbiology, molecular biology, biophysics, biochemistry, public health, rehabilitation, mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, geology, natural geography, law, political science, psychology, sociology, social work, communication, journalism, information services, management, marketing, finance, philosophy, history, archeology, regional studies, cultural studies, linguistics, philology (by language), translation, classical studies.

VU leads 38 of the 84 ranked master’s study fields. Concerning master degree studies, VU is the best in the fields of genetics, biology, microbiology, molecular biology, biophysics, biochemistry, medical technology, mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, geology, natural geography, environmental sciences, materials technology, political science, economics, psychology, sociology, social work, communications, journalism, public geography, business, management, marketing, finance, public administration, human resource management, pedagogy, philosophy, history, archeology, regional studies, heritage studies, linguistics, philology, translation.

Those compiling the national higher education institutions ranking by subject assessed 90 bachelor’s and 84 master’s study fields. They ranked the bachelor’s study fields taking into account the survey results. 2225 employers took part in the survey and evaluated the qualifications of the graduates, their employability and salary, the number of admitted students, the percentage of the most talented high school graduates, and other indicators. In addition to the opinion of employers on the quality of alumni training, their employability and salary, the ranking of master’s study fields also included scientific indicators. Furthermore, the ranking calculated the number of state-funded doctoral positions in each field. The ranking also took into account the evaluations of study programmes in each specific field carried out by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC).

Vilnius University has maintained its leading position in the national rankings of the country’s higher education institutions for eight years in a row and has risen in the international rankings by 200 positions in 10 years. In this year’s QS World University Rankings 2022, VU took a record high position and ranked 400th.