Times Higher Education Rankings: Tallinn University’s strength is internationalisation

In the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE), Tallinn University improved its scores in four performance indicators: teaching, research, industry income and international outlook.

Times Higher Education Rankings: Tallinn University’s strength is internationalisation

Based on 2019 data, Tallinn University (TLU) ranked 1001–1200 in THE World University Rankings 2022. For the last two years, TLU had maintained the overall rank 801–1000.

The university significantly improved its position in the internationalisation category. Last year the university scored 64.3 points in this category, this year 69.5.

According to Katrin Saks, Vice-Rector for Development of Tallinn University, the rise in the category of internationalisation brings joy to the university. "Tallinn University has stated in the development plan that internationalisation is one of our main priorities. The annual ranking of Times Higher Education confirms that we are working hard for this priority, and improving as well," said Katrin Saks.

Comparing the internationalisation indicator with other Estonian universities, Tallinn University is in second place, slightly more than three points lower than TalTech.

Last year the university scored 19.3 in the teaching category, this year 19.8. The ranking also shows that the scores of research and knowledge transfer have improved by almost one point compared to last year.

The only category in which the university fell is research impact and citations. Last year, the university received 26.5 points for this indicator, but this year 21.4.

Although most of Tallinn University’s performance indicators improved compared to the previous year, according to Vice-Rector for Development Katrin Saks, the decline in the overall rank shows that the competition in the university rankings is becoming more intense.

This year, the Estonian University of Life Sciences entered THE World University Rankings and ranked in the 801–1000 bracket. TalTech improved its position compared to the past, rising to 601-800 this year. The University of Tartu maintained its place among 251–300 best universities in the world.

We rejoice at the success of Estonian universities at Tallinn University and wish everyone strength and success in the new academic year!