Transylvanian universities among the best worldwide

Transylvanian universities located in Kolozsvár/Cluj Napoca, Temesvár/Timișoara and Brassó/Brașov are among the best worldwide, the latest report out of CWUR (Center for World University Rankings) reveals.

The Babeș-Bolyai University in Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca came first again in CWUR’s ranking by country; its world ranking for 2021–2022 fell nine places to 871st. The West University of Temesvár/Timișoara, on the other hand, jumped 24 spots to 1,162nd versus last year’s 1,186th place. Meanwhile, the Transilvania University of Brașov secured the 1,665th spot in the latest rankings.

The list of the top Romanian universities includes five universities located in Transylvania.

The wider Transylvanian region performed well in the university rankings for medicine: the Kolozsvár-based Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy (1,489) and Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Temesvár/Timișoara (1,928) are among the best 2,000 universities in the world, according to the Center for World University Rankings’ latest results. Romanian higher education institutions located in Iași and Bucharest also made the top 10 for Romania and the top 2,000 worldwide.

CWUR publishes the only academic ranking of global universities that assesses the quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty and research performance without relying on surveys and university data submissions. The consulting organization uses seven indicators in four areas to rank the world’s approximately 20,000 universities: quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty and research performance (including research output, publications in top-tier journals, influence and citations).

The full 2021–2022 list is available on the CWUR website.

Author: István Fekete