The University of Maribor is ranked among the world’s best and elite universities for the first time, having scored points in the international university rankings QS World University Rankings in two subject areas: mathematics (ranking 351 – 400) and physics and astronomy (ranking (401 – 450). Both study programmes are implemented by the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The ranking of universities by subject included 46 subject areas, 4,438 universities and over 18,900 study programmes. Last year, the University of Maribor also scored its first ranking among the 700 best universities on the QS World University Rankings. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the leading global provider of specialist higher education and careers information, publishes diverse annual rankings of universities and their study programmes. The rankings are mostly intended for future students, helping them to make a well-informed and reasoned choice of university.
“The University of Maribor is a high-quality university and is quickly becoming the home of the best students from the broader region. This is supported by the high ranking our university secured in the international ranking of universities, which shows the quality of our study process. I would like to use this opportunity and this very positive news to thank all who contributed a significant piece to the mosaic of our success. Let this be our encouragement to work even better in the future,” said the Rector of the University of Maribor, prof. Igor Tičar, PhD, after the rankings were announced.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is the leading global provider of specialist higher education and careers information. Activities of QS span over 50 countries and they work with over 2000 of the world’s leading higher education institutions. Their website QS Top Universities is among the most visited websites with higher education information. QS publishes various annual rankings of universities and their study programmes. The rankings are mostly intended for future students, helping them to make a well-informed and reasoned choice of university. QS ranks university performance on the basis of six performance indicators across the following areas: research, teaching, employability and internationalization. Each of the six indicators carries a different weighting when calculating the overall scores. The performance indicator with the highest impact on the overall score of a university and its study programmes is the academic reputation of a university (40 % of the overall score) and employer reputation (10 % of the overall score). QS collects data by means of an international survey among employees of higher education institutions and experts on higher education (76,000 responses), and a survey among employers (38,000 responses) who report employer satisfaction data for the alumni of individual universities.
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