The overview “The best universities in New Europe 2018” by the Times Higher Education magazine ranked University of Maribor among the top 10 research-intensive universities from the new EU member states. Times has been evaluating the quality of the universities regarding research, citations, knowledge transfer into economy (industry income), teaching and international outlook measures. The ranking included more than100 research-intensive universities and last week Times has published a list of the top 53 universities from 13 countries, new EU member states. According to international rankings, in recent years the University of Maribor is among the 3 percent of the best universities in the world.
Since 2004, the Times Higher Education magazine publishes an overview of the best universities in the world (in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America) based on a substantial Times database, an international survey on the reputation of universities in particular as well as on data from the Elsevier Scopus database. In the evaluation Times considers the key criteria that represent the base for excellence in higher education:
The results of the Times ranking verify the University of Maribor as a quality research-intensive institution that is becoming an increasingly important partner to the industry and a centre of sustainable development of the broader region. With creativity, freedom of spirit, cooperation, human welfare, culture of dialogue, quality of living and global justice the university teachers, researchers, other employees and students will continue to be the main actors in assuring university quality.
“We would like to thank all researchers, university teachers, other employees and students of our university who have contributed to achieving international recognition and quality of the University of Maribor,” said the Vice-Rector for Quality Development at the University of Maribor, associate professor Lučka Lorber, PhD.
53 universities made the Times list, mostly from the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania. The ranking includes also two Slovenian universities. The University of Maribor took the ninth place.
At the end of April 2018, Times organised a consultation meeting at the University in Olomoucu in the Czech Republic on the position of research-intensive universities in Central and Eastern Europe.
Table: Top 10 universities in the ranking The best universities in New Europe 2018
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