Round University Ranking: The University of Nova Gorica Takes 353rd Place in the World

According to the RUR (Round University Ranking) international ranking for 2018, the University of Nova Gorica has taken the 353rd place in the world. This is the highest rate among Slovenian universities. The first places in the ranking are traditionally occupied by the respectable American (California Institute of Technology, Stanford and Harvard Universities) and British (Oxford and Cambridge) universities.

The Round University Ranking annually evaluates the world’s best universities and classifies them according to their results in 4 areas: teaching, research, internationalization and financial sustainability. The RUR ranking is based on the data that the Thomson Reuters Company receives within the framework of the Global Institutional Profiles Project. To analyse and evaluate the quality of university performance, Thomson Reuters uses 3 data sources: scientific publications and their citations index in Thomson Reuters Web of Science, annual surveys conducted by Thomson Reuters within the academic environment (the so-called Academic Reputation Survey), and statistical data obtained by Thomson Reuters directly from universities. This process for the formation of a database includes scientific and pedagogical achievements of universities, the ways of financing their activities, as well as the characteristics of students and staff of universities. Based on the systematised data of the RUR ranking, 20 quality indicators were analysed. At the same time, the results of scientific research (40%) and the educational process (40%) have the greatest impact on the final indicator.

Despite its young age and relatively compact infrastructure, the University of Nova Gorica has excellent indicators at the international level. Its successful scientific and pedagogical results marked in the largest international survey on the quality of educational services in universities (U-Multirank) are not a temporary success, but the result of the painstaking teamwork.

To receive more information about the detailed ranking of world’s universities in the context of individual regions, please follow The World Map of RUR Ranking. Detailed indicators of the University of Nova Gorica on specific criteria are given in the annexes for 2018 and published on the RUR Lestvice website. It should be noted that currently this educational institution continues accepting applications for the 2nd round of the university admission process. Documents are accepted for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD study programmes.