The University of Vaasa’s research quality ranks number one in Finland among the young universities

Following our success in various global rankings last autumn, the University of Vaasa has now been confirmed 73rd in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.

The University of Vaasa performed especially well in terms of research quality, as we were ranked number one in Finland in the category. Research quality has been the university’s strength across all global rankings, bringing forth research as one of the university’s areas of excellence. The university also improved scores in terms of industry, research environment, and teaching. 

– We are very happy to maintain our ranking position among young universities in a growing field of international competitors. One of our strategic goals to support internationalisation is to participate and perform well in international university rankings, and these results prove that we are heading in the right direction. I would like to thank all members of our university community for their contribution, says Martin Meyer, vice-rector of international affairs.

The University of Vaasa is ranked 73rd among the 673 young universities evaluated, and 6th among Nordic universities. There are two other Finnish universities on the list: Tampere University and Aalto University.

About the ranking

The 2024 THE Young University Rankings list the world’s best universities that are 50 years old or younger. The University of Vaasa in its current form was founded in 1991. 

The ranking is based on the same performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings. The ranking evaluates universities in five areas: research quality, industry, international outlook, research environment, and teaching. As a key difference to the World University Rankings, the Young University Rankings place a lesser emphasis on reputational indicators.

Read the full Young University Rankings 2024 list published by THE here.

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

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