(Vienna, 26 September 2018) The Medical University of Vienna showed a slight improvement in the latest Times Higher Education World University Ranking, which was published today. It had improved its overall ranking over 2017 (rank 251-300) to take joint rank 201-250, making it joint second best Austrian university, together with MedUni Graz, after the University of Vienna (rank 143).
MedUni Vienna obtained the highest scores in the "Citations" category with 90.5 points (out of a maximum of 100), placing it in the top and fifth decile in this pillar of the assessment. It also scored highly for "International Outlook" with 78.8 points.
The ranking is once again dominated by the leading American and British universities. Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, MIT and CalTech occupy ranks one to five.
About the THE Ranking
The THE University Ranking is based on 13 performance indicators in the areas of research, teaching, citations, international outlook and procurement of external funding from industry and commerce. The two most important factors are the survey of more than 10,000 university researchers concerning teaching and research and bibliometric indicators such as publications and citations – which each account for around one third of the overall score.