QS Ranking 2019

The University of Bologna is still in the top 200, and continues to climb its way to the top.

In the new edition of the prestigious international ranking, the Alma Mater is once again among the world’s best 200 universities and gains three positions, going from 180th to 177th place. Since 2017, the University of Bologna has climbed up 31 places.

For the third consecutive year, the University of Bologna has improved its position in the QS World University Rankings, one of the most renowned and prestigious international university rankings. In the 2020 edition of the ranking, which was published today, the University of Bologna has gained three positions compared to last year and thus ranks 177th in the world ranking. Since 2017, the University of Bologna has climbed up 31 places.

Therefore, the Alma Mater is still in the top 200 and, if we consider the fact that there are approximately 26,000 universities worldwide, it is also among the 1% of the best universities in the world.

By taking a look at the ranking parameters, it is evident that the University of Bologna has achieved excellent results, especially in terms of “Academic Reputation”: this is one of the key ranking indicators (which makes up 40% of the final evaluation), based on the opinions of more than 94,000 university students, which sees the Alma Mater rank 74th in the world. Outstanding results were also achieved in terms of “Employer Reputation” indicators, based on the opinions of companies employing Unibo graduates, and “Citations per Faculty”, which measure the impact of the research results achieved at the Alma Mater.

‘Even though rankings are simplified tools that cannot fully convey the complexity of a university, I am particularly proud of this achievement,’ said Rector Francesco Ubertini. ‘In particular, I would like to point out the fact that the University of Bologna ranks 74th in the world for academic reputation: in fact, compared to the universities at the top of the ranking, it has about twice as many students and half as many academic staff.’

The QS World University Rankings is one of the world’s best-known university rankings, which is consulted every year by tens of millions of students. The ranking is based on extensive research that includes the opinions of 94,000 academic staff and researchers and 44,000 human resource managers and directors, as well as the analysis of 11.8 million scientific publications, 100 million citations and data on the distribution of 23 million students and of approximately 2 million academic staff and researchers.

Published on: 24 June 2019