Chalmers reaches an all-time high in the prestigious QS World University Rankings. The ranking, which is conducted annually, is an important source of information for international students and affects Chalmers’ reputation as a university. This year, Chalmers University of Technology climbs 18 places to 121st place and ranks among the ten percent most prominent universities in the world. In the new ranking,
“We are happy about the news. This is a receipt that we have world-class education and research”, says Chalmers president Stefan Bengtsson.
Chalmers advances on a number of indicators, such as the university’s academic reputation, teacher density, international students and proportion of international teachers. Since the ranking is largely based on reputation surveys, a higher ranking position also means a higher international reputation.
“In this year’s ranking, we have above all increased the score for the number of citations per faculty employee, where we saw a decline last year. But we also see small improvements in the other credit categories – not least the proportion of international students”, says Anders Friberg, ranking coordinator at Chalmers.
According to him, advancement on ranking lists such as QS World University Rankings is not something that happens with only simple measures.
“With continued smart recruitment, good conditions for research and education of the highest quality, strategic international collaboration, and not least international visibility of Chalmers’ achievements, we will be able to continue to climb in the rankings. The most important key to the QS ranking is how well known and reputable we are at universities in other parts of the world, and there is a potential for improvement where everyone at Chalmers can contribute”, says Anders Friberg.
“We all influence our reputation through how we represent Chalmers, how we build and maintain relationships, and how we choose to communicate our research results” says Stefan Bengtsson.
Text: Vedrana Sivac
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