The University of Luxembourg has been named as one of the top universities in Europe, according to the first edition of the QS World University Rankings: Europe. Out of 690 institutions across 42 locations, the University was ranked in position 182 and among the top 27% in Europe.
Quacquarelli Symonds (known for the QS World University Rankings, one of the world’s most-consulted university rankings, which ranked the University in the top 26%) evaluates institutions in Europe according to twelve indicators. Here are the results for the University of Luxembourg:
- International Faculty: 2nd in Europe, reflecting the ratio of foreign nationals in the academic staff and that most staff members (88% foreign nationals) and academics have an international background.
- International Students: 7th in Europe, representing the foreign nationals in the student population (60% of students are international students at the University).
- Outbound Exchange Students: 7th in Europe, based the ratio of foreign nationals among the students. The University developed mobility programmes with over 100 universities around the globe.
- Inbound Exchange Students: 47th in Europe, taking into account the inbound exchange students within the total student population.
- Faculty Student Ratio: 57th in Europe, calculated by the proportion of academic staff compared to the number of students.
- Other indicators included the Employment Outcomes, Citations per Paper, Papers per Faculty, as well as International Research Network and two reputation scores that are based on opinions’ surveys, Academic Reputation and Employer Reputation. The University has not been assessed in the Sustainability indicator.