The high quality of the University of Trento was confirmed today by the new Times Higher Education (THE) University ranking by subject, which was released simultaneously worldwide.
The international ranking examines more than 1,250 universities, and evaluates each discipline area based on a number of indicators including quality of teaching, quality of research, reputation, ability to influence the scientific environment, international outlook and technology transfer.
This time, it’s the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science that is leading the way for the University: it placed 91st in the world university ranking by discipline area, second among the 28 Italian universities included in the ranking, behind the University of Bologna (86th) but before Milan Politecnico (93rd). It made it to the 101-125 group last year, but only out of 12 universities.
UniTrento was highly ranked for other discipline areas: it was confirmed in the 201-250 group, same as last year’s, for Arts and Humanities (Trento is fifth in Italy out of 19 Italian universities that have been ranked, equal to Venice Cà Foscari), Social Science (Trento is fourth among 26 Italian universities), Life Sciences (Trento is third out of 30 Italian universities), Physical Sciences (third our of 33, ranked equal to Padova, Perugia, Pisa, Roma Tor Vergata and Trieste).
This year, Psychology (Trento is fifth out of 15, ranked equal to Milan Bicocca and San Raffaele) and Engineering & Technology made it to the 201-250 group.
Business and Economics was ranked for the first time in the 251-300 group (where it is in the seventh position out of 34 Italian universities, equal to Padova).
These excellent results in the ranking by subject reflect positively on the position of Trento in the world university ranking. For the second year in a row, the University of Trento was ranked in the 251-300 group, among the best universities in the world, out of the 1,250 that were assessed by the THE World University Rankings.
Trento placed third in Italy, equal to other state universities like Roma La Sapienza, after Bologna and Padova.
The THE world University rankings are based on 13 valid and reliable performance indicators and are unique in that they carry out an overall evaluation of research institutes in their main field of activity: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international reputation.
It is worth mentioning that Trento obtained an excellent evaluation in the Europe Teaching Rankings 2018, which were released in July this year and focused on the quality of teaching and the learning environment. The ranking examined 240 European universities based on student views, and placed Trento in 36th position in the general ranking, first of the 25 Italian universities considered.