The University of Malta has performed well in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021, improving its scores in 4 out of 5 indicators.
The Times Higher Education has been providing trusted performance data on universities since 2004, including more than 1,500 institutions across 93 countries. It ranks universities according to a number of indicators grouped into five areas; namely teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.
In last year’s rankings, the University of Malta scored 16.9 for research; this time, UM came in at 17.4. On a similarly positive note, UM had scored 13.7 in the teaching indicator for 2020; this improved to 14.8 for 2021.
From a 48.1 ranking in Citations in 2020, the UM scored 54.5, meaning that the research undertaken at the University is more substantial and is leaving a bigger impact (measured in terms of citations).
Another positive result was registered in terms of its international outlook, in which UM scored 60.6, as opposed to 57.9 in the previous ranking.
The UM has also consolidated its position in the 601-800 band, maintaining the same overall ranking as last year, even though more universities were ranked in the latest exercise.
“These good results show we are making progress in line with our Strategy in terms of fostering research of local, regional and global significance, and nurturing knowledge. Our high-calibre academics and students are supporting our vision, a vision that benefits all within the UM community, but more importantly, the public at large”, said UM Rector, Prof. Alfred J. Vella, on these encouraging results.
“This also shows how well the University is responding to the challenges of COVID-19; an indication we are on the right track and a motivation to keep providing our students with a great educational journey”, he continued.