Compared to QS World University Rankings methodology, the QS World University Rankings EECA is more diverse as more regional developments are taken into account. QS considers ten indicators when ranking the universities: academic reputation (30%) and employer reputation (20%), faculty-student ratio (10%), papers per faculty (10%), citations per paper (5%), international faculty and international students (2.5% each), academic staff with a PhD (5%), web impact (5%) and international research network (10%).
The 2021 indicators for Tallinn University have risen in categories of international research network, academic staff with a PhD, and papers per faculty. “Tallinn University, similarly to other Estonian universities, is ranked highly in the international faculty and international students category,” Laura Roop, the Head of International Cooperation added. Lomonosov Moscow State University continues to hold the first position in the ranking. Tallinn University was also ranked 71st in 2020.
This year’s QS World University Rankings EECA Region report highlights the development of universities of the Baltic States in the area of internationalisation of higher education. It is brought out that universities in the Baltics have made a huge leap in increasing the number of international students. For example, in 2014, Estonian universities had 5% and in 2021 14% international students out of the entire student population. The reason behind it is largely the pressure connected to general decrease in population.
QS World University Rankings: EECA Region 2021 is available on the following website here.