(Vienna, 30-04-2015) The Medical University of Vienna is once again the best-ranked Austrian university in the "Times Higher Education 100 Under 50" ranking published on Wednesday, which selects the best “young” universities. MedUni Vienna, an independent university since 2004, was once again amongst the front runners, taking 37th place (36th the previous year). In another ranking, the renowned QS World University Ranking, MedUni Vienna improved its position in the Medicine subcategory of the Life Sciences & Medicine category, being ranked in band 51 - 100.
In the "Times Higher Education Ranking", published for the fourth time this year, the publishers sought to highlight "young" universities established within the last 50 years as the next “education powerhouses" and to show which institutions are challenging the old, established Anglo-American universities. The institutions were ranked on the basis of 13 indicators from five different areas (research, teaching, citations, external funding and international activities), which the Times Higher Education World University Ranking also uses, albeit with a slightly different weighting.
QS Ranking: Amongst the TOP 100 medical universities
In the renowned QS Ranking, MedUni Vienna came out in band 50 – 100 in the Medicine subcategory of Life Sciences & Medicine. This was an improvement over the previous year, when it occupied band 101 – 150.
The QS Ranking is based on citation frequency and on a survey of around 126,000 academics and employers throughout the world regarding the institutions' academic reputation and the employability of its graduates.
First place is taken by Harvard University in the USA, followed by the British universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
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