Latvian universities slide in international rankings

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Two Latvian universities saw their international rankings decline while another saw its ranking included for the first time in the QS Top Universities report for 2019.

Last year the University of Latvia ranked in the 701-750 place bracket, but dropped this year to the 801-1000 placed group. Its highest ranking came two years ago in the 2017 rankings, when it was ranked 651-700.

In turn, Riga Technical University beats it this year, being in the 751-800 place category, though this also represents a decline from the 651-700 grouping last year.

Meanwhile, Riga Stradins University was included in the ranking for the first time in the 801-1000 place grouping.

The first four places in the global rankings are all held by United States Universities: Massachusets Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Harvard University, and California Institute of Technology. They are followed by Britain's Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

The best Baltic performer is Tartu University, which ranks in 321st place worldwide. Also, the Tallinn University of Technology (601-650) and the University of Tallinn (801-1000) are included on the list from Estonia.

Lithuania is represented by four universities: Vilnius University (488th place), Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (581-590), Kaunas University of Technology (751-800) and Vytautas Magnus University (801-1000).

The full results can be seen at the QS website.

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