The University of Vaasa continues ranking success – World’s top 18 in business administration and several researchers among the world's top 2% of scientists

The University of Vaasa has been ranked in two global rankings during the past few weeks; The Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject. In addition, several University of Vaasa researchers were included in the Stanford University list of World’s top 2% of scientists.

Top 18 in business administration

The University of Vaasa's ranking in business administration has risen to 18th place in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects published by Shanghai Ranking in October. In the previous ranking, we were ranked among the top 200 universities in business administration. This year, the ranking evaluated more than 1,900 universities in 55 different disciplines.

– We are very happy about this great achievement and the significant increase compared to the previous year. I would also like to congratulate the whole university community as this result is an outcome of the hard and successful work of our colleagues. It also demonstrates that the University of Vaasa is a great place for research and education, says Martin Meyer, vice-rector of international affairs.

The Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) is a subject-specific global ranking that has been published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 2017. The ranking focuses on publication activity, ranking universities based on five key indicators: research output (Q1), research influence (CNCl), international collaboration (IC), research quality (Top), and international academic awards (Award). Altogether there are 55 subject-specific rankings across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences.

Several researchers among the World's top 2% of scientists

In addition to the success in the subject ranking, thirteen University of Vaasa researchers and two part-time or visiting international professors have been named in the 2023 edition of the Stanford University list of World Top 2% scientists. The 2023 list, published in October, uses Scopus citation data to assess the career-long and one-year (2022) impact of scientists in their specific fields.

Our researchers in the list are Senior Researcher Anupam Dutta, Professor Miadreza Shafie-khah, Professor Petri Helo, Professor Marko Kohtamäki, Visiting Professor Zaheer Khan, Vice-Rector Martin Meyer, Professor Arto Ojala, Professor Marcelo Godoy Simoés, Professor Hannu Laaksonen, Postdoctoral Researcher Muhammad Faheem, Professor Jouni Lampinen, Associate Professor Joni Salminen, and retired Professor Jarmo Alander.

Our visiting professors in the list are Klaus Grunert, part-time Professor of Marketing at the University of Vaasa / Aarhus University and Vinit Parida, part-time Professor in Strategic management at the University of Vaasa / Luleå University of Technology.

Read the whole list here:

Top 3 in Finland in research quality and international outlook

Another ranking result from October is the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject, where the University of Vaasa was ranked at 251-300 in the subject of business and economics. We were also ranked in engineering (301-400) and social sciences (501-600).

On the subject level, the University of Vaasa received a high score in terms of research quality and international outlook. In business and economics, we were second best in Finland for research quality and third best in Finland for international outlook. In engineering, we were the best in Finland for research quality.

The THE World University Rankings by subject ranking uses the same trusted and rigorous performance indicators as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields.

See the results here:

Further information: Vice-rector of International Affairs Martin Meyer, tel. +358 29 449 8629

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