Publish Date: 28.04.2021

Category: News from the University

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) publishes the largest academic rankings of global universities. The University of Ljubljana ranks in the top 1.9% out of 19,788 universities worldwide according to the World University Rankings 2020-21, which was published on Monday April 26, 2021 on https://cwur.org/.

This year, University of Ljubljana ranks as follows:

  • World Rank: 374
  • Regional Rank (Europe): 160
  • National Rank: 1
  • Quality of Education Rank: -
  • Alumni Employment Rank: -
  • Quality of Faculty Rank: -
  • Research Performance Rank: 345
  • Overall Score: 75.6

CWUR publishes the largest academic rankings of global universities. The rankings are unique in that:

  • Objective indicators are used for all four key pillars underlying the methodology of the ranking (quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, and research performance) with no reliance on surveys and university data submissions.
  • Equal emphasis is put on the learning environment and research.
  • 19,788 universities are ranked according to their academic performance.

About the methodology

CWUR uses seven objective and robust indicators grouped into four areas to rank the world’s universities:

  1. Quality of education, measured by the number of a university's alumni who have won major academic distinctions relative to the university's size (25%).
  2. Alumni employment, measured by the number of a university's alumni who have held top executive positions at the world's largest companies relative to the university's size (25%).
  3. Quality of faculty, measured by the number of faculty members who have won major academic distinctions (10%).
  4. Research performance:
    • Research output, measured by the total number of research articles (10%).
    • High-quality publications, measured by the number of research articles appearing in top-tier journals (10%).
    • Influence, measured by the number of research articles appearing in highly-influential journals (10%).
    • Citations, measured by the number of highly-cited research articles (10%).

About CWUR

CWUR is a leading consulting organization providing policy advice, strategic insights, and consulting services to governments and universities to improve educational and research outcomes. CWUR publishes authoritative global university rankings, known for objectivity, transparency, and consistency, which are trusted by students, academics, university administrators, and governments from around the world.