Vilnius University Tops the List of Lithuanian Higher Education Institutions

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Vilnius University (VU) was named the best Lithuanian higher education institution for the eighth time in a row. This year, VU scored 74.43 points out of a total of 100 (64.09 last year) in the ranking of education and higher education institutions traditionally compiled by the magazine “Reitingai”. VU is a leader in three of the five areas assessed: academic achievements, added value created by alumni and employer evaluation, and studies and students.

There is a significant gap between VU and other higher education institutions in the country is in the field of science, where the university stands out with an abundance of publications in the fields of natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Just like last year, VU scored the highest employers rating. The survey showed that over 80% of employers positively assess VU students’ preparation for the labor market, the graduates’ knowledge and skills. Therefore, VU alumni enjoy the biggest demand in the labor market and, on average, the highest annual salary.

VU stands out from other higher education institutions in terms of the quality of studies and the number of students. For many years now, VU has been attracting the most talented Lithuanian students. Furthermore, it has the largest number of doctoral study fields and places, as well as the largest number of accredited study programmes taught in a foreign language.

This year’s ranking of Lithuanian higher education institutions rated universities according to 38 parameters (a crucial parameter – student opinion survey – has been eliminated), which are divided into 5 major criteria: scientificity and highest achievements of academic staff, added value created by alumni and employer evaluations, number of students and quality of studies, current and future academic staff, and international competition.

20 May 2021