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Times Higher Education World University (THE) -ranking

LUT took part in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the first time in 2014. For a first-timer, our outcome was excellent. LUT was ranked among the top 300 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings is one of the world's most highly regarded university ranking systems. It lists the top 1300 universities in the world. The areas assessed are research, teaching, international outlook, and funding. The ranking is based on 13 indicators.

QS World University Rankings (QS)

LUT took part in the QS World University Rankings (QS) for the first time in 2016. We were ranked straight away among the top 400 universities – our position was 356th.

In the most recent QS rankings published in June 2022, LUT's position was 388th among a total of 1422 universities listed. LUT's special strength is research intensity. 

QS is, along with THE and the so-called Shanghai list (Academic Ranking of World Universities, ARWU), one of the leading university rankings in the world.

QS ranks universities based on six indicators. The areas assessed include academic reputation, employer reputation, international faculty, citations per faculty member, the student-to-faculty ratio, and the number of international students.

World's top 20 challenger universities

LUT is one of the world's 20 most promising and rapidly developing challenger universities according to a report by the Firetail consulting firm.

Firetail listed 20 universities around the world that could challenge the academic elite and become globally renowned by the year 2030.

What these "rising stars" have in common is their balance of long-term vision with short-term execution of strategy; clear view of the changing world and their role in it; robust plan to generate the resources, people and culture needed to be successful; and focus on impact.

The report identified a total of 346 potential rising universities, but only the ones that can sustain their development over the next 15 years will become globally influential.

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