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Citations are Tampere University’s strength in an international university ranking

Published on 12.9.2019
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Tampere University ranks among the top 300 in the world in a new university comparison by Times Higher Education (THE).

The University came in places 251-300 in the THE ranking, which looked at data from 1,396 universities and colleges. Among the nine ranked Finnish universities, Tampere University was third.

Of the separate indicators, the best result came from research citations, which shows how much researchers worldwide cite the research conducted at Tampere University. The citation indicator illustrates the University’s research impact, and if citations are the only thing taken into account, Tampere University’s rank is 221. The University received the second best points in the category of research, which measures, among other things, the number of publications and research reputation.

Citations were Tampere University’s strength also in the QS Ranking last summer where the new Tampere University was included for the first time.

Of the five performance indicator groups used by THE ranking, the weightiest ones are teaching, research and citations.

The University of Helsinki and Aalto University placed first and second among the Finnish universities. The University of Oulu was ranked in the same places as Tampere University. The ranking found that the University of Oxford is the best university in the world.

THE World University Rankings 2020