For the first time ever, the University of Rijeka has been included in one of the most recognized rankings of world universities – QS World University Rankings, thus entering among 4.5 – 5.5 percent of the best universities in the world.
QS World University Rankings is an annual publication in which universities are ranked by quality. The scale contains 1000 best universities from all over the world, and of all Croatian universities on the QS scale, the University of Rijeka is ranked in the group from 801st to 1000th world university for 2021, together with the University of Zagreb.
After being included in another prestigious ranking system, Clarivate Analytics’ Round University Ranking (RUR), the University of Rijeka is now recognized by the prestigious QS World University Rankings as one of the best, placing it on its top 1000 list, led by well-renowned universities from the world of higher education. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the first on the list, followed by Stanford University, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), University of Oxford, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University of Chicago and UCL (University College London).
Considering that there are a total of about 18,000 universities in the world, being on this list alone is an exceptional recognition and confirmation of the quality of work of all employees of the University of Rijeka. Needless to say, this is only one of many successes of Rector Prof. Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, Ph.D., and her dedicated team. Continuous steps forward in the development of institutional policies with visible results in the field of improving the quality of higher education, research, internationalization, cooperation with the economy, and contribution to the community have been recognized in the evaluation of overall quality in the world.