The QS University Rankings has listed three Latvian universities in their TOP 150 universities in Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) 2015 list.
University of Latvia and Riga Technical University have made number 46 and number 65 accordingly. Meanwhile Riga Stradins University is amongst the 100-110 best universities in the region.
The top is assessed from total of nine indicators: academic reputation, papers per faculty, faculty/student ratio, employer reputation, web impact, staff with a PhD, citations per paper, international faculty and international students. Each of which contributes a certain percentage to the overall score. You can learn more about the methodology here.
All three state owned educational facilities are largest enrollers in Latvia for graduate and post-graduate studies with equally high international student and lecturer presence.
Recently University of Latvia received 4/5 stars in the “QS Top Universities Stars”. Out ranking Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania (two stars) and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University in Lithuania (three stars). You can read about it here.
This year the EECA rankings leader came out to be the Lomonosov Moscow State University from Russia.
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