Latvian universities fall in world rankings

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Three Latvian universities - Rīga Technical University, Rīga Stradiņš University and the University of Latvia - have made it into the QS World University Rankings 2022 list published June 9 but their results compared to previous years are not splendid.

For the last two years the University of Latvia ranked in the 801-1000 place bracket, but dropped this year to the 1001-1200 group. Its highest ranking came in the 2017 rankings, when it was ranked 651-700.

In turn, Riga Technical University beats LU by ranking in the 751-800 place category, though this also represents a decline from the 701-750 grouping last year.

Meanwhile, Riga Stradins University maintained its position in the 801-1000 place grouping for the fourth year in a row.

RTU and RSU both did well on the International Students criterion, RSU ranking 133rd in the world and RTU 289th. Meanwhile, LU did better in faculty reputation.

The first five places in the global rankings are held by Massachusets Institute of Technology, University of Oxford, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, and Harvard University.

The best Baltic performer is Tartu University, which ranks in 300th place worldwide. Also, the Tallinn University of Technology (751-800) and the University of Tallinn (1001-1200) are included on the list from Estonia.

Lithuania is represented by four universities: Vilnius University (400th place), Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (751-800), Kaunas University of Technology (801-1000) and Vytautas Magnus University (801-1000).

The full results can be seen at the QS website.


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