The University of Malta maintains its steady performance its international rankings, this time being ranked 177th out of 606 universities around the world in the latest Times Higher Education Emerging Economies Ranking.
This ranking includes institutions in countries or regions classified by the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE Group as ‘advanced emerging’, ‘secondary emerging’ or ‘frontier’.
UM has shown a slight improvement over the previous year, for which it ranked in 178th place.
A total of 13 performance indicators provide the basis for this comparison on a global level, and they are grouped into five categories, namely:
Teaching (learning environment)
Research (volume, income and reputation)
Citations (research influence)
International Outlook (staff, students and research)
Industry Outcome (knowledge transfer)
In 2020, UM obtained an overall score of 28.1 on all the above categories collectively, in large part thanks to the improvement registered in its research and teaching categories.
UM is also one of the highest-ranked universities within the ’emerging economies’ of the European continent, accompanied by Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic), Semmelweis University (Hungary), University of Latvia (Latvia) and the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Romania).
A press release issued by the Times Higher Education said China became the first country to hold all of the top 5 places in the ranking since it was launched in 2014.
The latest THE Emerging Economies Universities Rankings can be viewed in full online.