Ranking metrics

The University of Malta embarked on a Strategic Planning Process to update its vision and mission for the forthcoming years. The Strategic Plan 2020-2025 presents a set of overall goals and a roadmap on how to achieve them. 

The following is a snapshot of the metrics used by various organisations to rank universities around the world. The metrics were taken into consideration when developing the University's Strategic Plan.

Times Higher Education - World University Rankings

Teaching (the learning environment): 30%
  • Reputation survey: 15%
  • Staff-to-student ratio: 4.5%
  • Doctorate-to-bachelor’s ratio: 2.25%
  • Doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio: 6%
  • Institutional income: 2.25%
Research (volume, income and reputation): 30%
  • Reputation survey: 18%
  • Research income: 6%
  • Research productivity: 6%

International outlook (staff, students, research): 7.5%

  • International-to-domestic-student ratio: 2.5%
  • International-to-domestic-staff ratio: 2.5%
  • International collaboration: 2.5%
Citations (research influence): 30%

Industry income (knowledge transfer): 2.5%

Times Higher Education - Europe Teaching Rankings

Engagement: 40%
  • Student engagement: 10%
  • Student interaction: 10%
  • Student recommendation: 10%
  • Student career preparation: 5%
  • Links to labour market: 5%
Resources: 20%
  • Staff-to-student ratio: 7.5%
  • Papers-to-staff ratio: 7.5%
  • Quality of services: 5%
Outcomes: 20%
  • Academic reputation: 10%
  • Graduation rate: 5%
  • Skills development: 5%
Environment: 20%
  • Gender balance of academic staff: 10%
  • Gender balance of students: 10%

QS World University Rankings

  • Academic reputation: 40%
  • Employer reputation: 10%
  • Faculty/student ratio: 20%
  • Citations per faculty: 20%
  • International faculty ratio: 5%
  • International student ratio: 5%

U Multirank

  • Top-cited publications
  • Student mobility
  • Research publications
  • Co-publications with industrial partners
  • Income from continuous professional development
  • Inter-disciplinary publications
  • International joint publications
  • Patents awarded
  • Regional joint publication

Webometrics

  • Coverage and outreach
  • Teaching mission
  • Research bibliometrics 

 

 


The Strategic Development Process for the University of Malta is organised by the team dedicated to Strategic Planning and Enterprise. We constantly seek feedback to improve and evolve our strategic planning process, whilst identifying opportunities to assist students and staff in meeting University's objectives. Contact us here


https://www.um.edu.mt/about/strategy/strategicplanningprocess/rankingmetrics