The University of Tampere rises in THE World University Ranking

Submitted on Tue, 09/05/2017 - 16:41

The Times Higher Education (THE) newspaper ranked the University of Tampere the third best university in Finland

The ranking of the University continues to improve in the World University Rankings conducted by THE.

In the latest ranking published this week, the University of Tampere was ranked among the places of 201–250 whereas its position was 251–300 in 2016 and 401–500 in 2015.

“This news is very welcome and tells us that the determined and committed work of our teachers and researchers is yielding results. The whole university community should be thanked,” says Rector Liisa Laakso.

The University of Tampere is now ranked third among nine Finnish universities. Last year, UTA was ranked the fourth best in the country.

The fact that this year THE ranked 1,102 universities from all over the world, compared to 980 in the previous year, increases the value of the University’s good result.

THE World University Ranking includes five pillars, the most important of which are teaching, research and citations. Each of them accounts for thirty per cent of the outcome of the evaluation.

The University of Tampere achieved the best score in the number of citations where it was placed in the second highest decile. The University also exceeded the median in the pillars of research and teaching.

The University was also successful in the pillar of industry income, which measures the amount of external funding. However, that pillar only accounts for 2.5 per cent of the total score.

The weakest pillar of the University of Tampere was the one that measures international outlook where its ranking was slightly below the median.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings