Italian Universities in the International Rankings


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Italian Universities in the International Rankings

20 january 2021

  The Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) published a Report on International Rankings.
The Report explains 3 years activity (2017-2020) of the CRUI Working Group in which took part 68 Universties, with the objective to improve the number of Italian academic institutions featured in the international rankings and to enhance the overall placement of the Italian Higher Education System in the rankings.

The objective was fulfilled and confirmed in numbers: among the six different ranking considered, additional 85 Italian universities entered in the placement and 11 of those who were already placed gained a position in the first top 200.

“Improving the positioning of the Universities in the international context is a fundamental factor not only because it improves their competitivity, but also because it increases the overall attraction for the Italian Higher Education System”, declared Ferruccio Resta, Director of CRUI, with reference to the publication of the Report.
It is a priority to increase the perception and the placement of Italy in a unified way, recomposing an image of the Country for too long traced in a disjointed way. 

Remembering that, while facing the Covid-19 pandemic, the universities have shown a great sense of cohesion and strength. Hence, this is the image of Italy on which we have to invest, a major priority for CRUI as well.

RANKING OF REFERENCE

ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES IN THE 2017 RANKING

ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES IN THE 2020 RANKING

ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES IN THE TOP 200 (2017)

ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES IN THE TOP 200 (2020)

ARWU

16

46

2

3

THE

39

49

2

3

QS

31

39

4

3

QS - EMPLOYABILITY

16

16

5

7

GREENMETRIC

22

29

5

11

U-MULTIRANK

49*

79

5*

7

 

* the U-Multirank indicates the universities with an A Score equal or greater to 10.
  

Launched in 2017 and coordinated by the Universities of Bologna and Padova, the Working Group has conducted their activities with the objective of developing common guidelines for the transfer of data to the main agencies and to offer methodological integrations and changes to the managing Bodies.
Moreover, the Report offers insights on the comparison between Higher Education Systems of different European Countries with reference to the international rankings and other social-economics dimension that have been investigated through the OECD data.

The Report also contains the operative instructions for the transfer of data to four of the most important worldwide ranking: Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Times Higher Education (THE), GreenMetric and U-Multirank.
These instructions - combined with the guidelines on strategies, policies and good practices for managing of the rankings  has allowed many universities to enter for the first time in the international ranking and to those which were already placed, to obtain a better position.

An internal survey addressed to the universities has confirmed that the activities of CRUI and of the Working Group had an positive impact on the action taken by the single university with reference to the Ranking and on their relative performance.

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The Report “The working group CRUI on the international rankings: activities, outcomes and prospective 2017-2020” can be downloaded for free on the CRUI’s website at the following link: Gruppo di lavoro CRUI sui ranking internazionali - attività, risultati e prospettive 2017 - 2020


 
With reference from: https://www.crui.it/le-universit%C3%A0-nei-ranking-internazionali-il-ruolo-della-crui.html