Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings has been recognised since 1994 as one of the most relevant sources in publishing university rankings.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings has been recognised since 1994 as one of the most relevant sources in publishing university rankings.

Its ranking of higher education institutions is based on the following criteria and respective weightings: 

  • Teaching: learning environment, namely, through the number of workers, the teaching staff, including the number of doctoral professors, in relation to the number of students (30%);
  • Research: research carried out and productivity, namely, the revenue obtained for projects and the number of reference publications (30%);
  • Citations: impact of publications, measured by the number of quotes from publications (30%);
  • International Outlook: degree of internationalization, measured by the number of foreign workers and students and the number of publications with international collaborators (7.5%);
  • Industry Income: analyses the university's ability to attract income from industry for innovation, patents and consultancy (2.5%).

Times Higher Education -  World University Rankings

According to the results provided by Times Higher Education (THE), in the 2022 edition of the World University Rankings, the University of Algarve once again obtains the highest score among Portuguese universities in the indicator that assesses the international projection.

UAlg integrates for the fifth consecutive year this world ranking of universities, remaining between positions 801 and 1000, although the 2022 edition of the ranking includes 135 more institutions compared to the previous year.

This ranking considers that the strongest point of the Algarve Academy continues to be its international projection, placing it in position 341 among the 1662 institutions evaluated from 99 countries.

More information here.

 

THE World University Rankings - Results

Edition World Portugal
2022 801-1000 8-11
2021 801-1000 6-10
2020 801-1000 6-10
2019 601-800 6-10
2018 601-800 6-9

 

THE Subject Ranking - Results

Area World
  2022 2021 2020
Business and Economics 501-600 501-600 401-500
Clinical and Health 601+ 601+ 501-600
Engineering 601-800 --- ---
Life Sciences 501-600 501-600 401-500
Physical Sciences 501-600 501-600 501-600
Social Sciences 401-500 301-400 301-400

 

Area Portugal
  2022 2021 2020
Business and Economics 7-9 8-9 4-9
Clinical and Health 7-10 7-9 4-5
Engineering 9-11 --- ---
Life Sciences 5 5-7 4-6
Physical Sciences 1-6 1-6 ---
Social Sciences 2-4 2-4 1-4

 

Times Higher Education - Young University Rankings

The Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, which analyze the performance of higher education institutions created 50 years ago or less, includes UAlg for the 5th time. In the 2021 edition, among the eight Portuguese higher education institutions in this ranking, UAlg stands out again in the indicator that evaluates international projection.

THE's list only indicates the exact place of the institutions up to the 100th position, from which they are classified by large intervals, without hierarchy.

Despite the increase in competitiveness of this ranking, UAlg is classified between positions 201 and 250. This is the ninth year of publication of THE's evaluation, which in this edition sees an increase in the number of institutions (475), compared to 2020 (414), and countries, from 66 last year to 68 in 2021.

The 13 indicators evaluated are the same used in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking and are organized around five major areas: the quality of teaching and research, citations of scientific articles produced, its relationship with industry or international projection.

The results of this ranking can be consulted here.

 

THE Young University Ranking - Results

Edition World Portugal
2021 201-250 5-6
2020 201-250 5-6
2019 151-200 3-6
2018 151-200 5-6

 

Times Higher Education - Impact Rankings

The University of Algarve participates since 2020 in the "Times Higher Education Impact Rankings", which globally assess the performance and contribution of universities to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. In the most recent edition 2022, UAlg appears in position 201-300 in the global classification of THE Impact Rankings, which this year included 14 Portuguese HEIs, among 1406 HEIs from 106 countries, 289 more than last year and 12 countries mora than in the previous edition, which met the requirements for inclusion in the global classification of this ranking.

 

In this fourth edition of the ranking the University of Algarve submitted information for all 17 SDGs. Each goal has several specific metrics associated with it, which measure the impact of HEIs towards achieving that SDG. Universities can submit data for as many SDGs as they wish, but to be included in the global ranking the requirements are to submit data for a minimum of 3 SDGs of their choice and goal 17, which is mandatory and accounts for partnerships for the development of the goals.

 

This year, 1524 universities were positioned in one or more SDGs, a significant increase from 1239 in 2021.

 

In this ranking, which evaluates universities by the way they contribute to society, institutions are evaluated taking into account three indicators: research, which produces knowledge to help solve the world's problems; administration, which must manage resources well; and direct action, i.e. how the university acts in society.

More information about this ranking can be found here.

 

THE Impact Rankings - Global Results

Edition World Portugal
2022 201-300 3-6
2021 101-200 3-6
2020 201-300 5-7

THE Impact Rankings - Results by SDG

SDG   2022 2021 2020
01   101-200 101-200 =69
01   101-200 =59 101-200
01   201-300 301-400 201-300
01   101-200 101-200 24
01   =48 101-200 101-200
01   201-300 101-200 ---
01   =63 101-200 ---
01   301-400 --- ---
01   201-300 201-300 101-200
01   101-200 79 301-400
01   201-300 201-300 201-300
01   301-400 201-300 ---
01   101-200 =100 ---
01   73 =59 78
01   101-200 =48 ---
01   91 16 201-300
01   301-400 201-300 201-300