The University of Vaasa’s research quality highlighted in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking result

The University of Vaasa was ranked in the 401-500 bracket worldwide in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2024 edition.

The University of Vaasa performed especially well in Research quality, where we were ranked in the top quartile with a score of 90,3 (top score = 99,7). The Research quality pillar is a key indicator for citation impact and research strength, excellence and influence in the ranking. 

This year’s results also show that out of the 1,904 universities ranked worldwide, we are well above the median both in Research environment, with a score of 27,7 (median = 17,2) and in International outlook, with a score of 65,3 (median = 45,3). In terms of International outlook, we are nearly in the top quartile (just 0,2 away from the 75 % threshold).

Our good performance in research quality and international outlook doesn’t go unnoticed among Finnish universities either, as we were ranked 3rd nationally in both of the pillars. In terms of the overall rank, we were 7th out of 10 nationally.

– This ranking result shows that the University of Vaasa truly is an international research university. We are pleased with the result as it brings forth research as one of our strengths and also acknowledges our continuous internationalisation efforts. I would like to thank all members of our university community for their contribution, says Martin Meyer, vice-rector of international affairs.

The THE World University Ranking evaluates universities in five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research environment (volume, income and reputation); Research quality (citation impact, research strength, research excellence and research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry (income and patents). The methodology for the World University Rankings was significantly updated this year, for the second time ever.

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

Read the full ranking list published by THE here. 

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