QS World University Rankings: The University of Padua among the best 250 universities in the world


Ranking results of the best universities in the world were published today by the prestigious international ranking agency QS (Quacquarelli Symonds). The University of Padua ranks at 242nd place globally and in fourth place in Italy. The combination of results over the last three editions of the QS ranking system solidifies the University of Padua as one of the top 250 universities worldwide.

Featuring 1,300 of the best universities in the world over 18,000 surveyed, the QS agency draws up its ranking using several indicators. Academic reputation evaluates the recognition of a university according to the international scientific community. Employer reputation considers the quality of graduates compared to other universities as adequately prepared to join the workforce. The number of citations published by a university measures its impact on scientific production. The teacher-student ratio measures the quality of teaching.  Measuring the progress towards internationalization is based on the number of international faculty members and the percentage of international students that define the total student body.

“Despite the growing level of international competitiveness,” according to Prof Giulio Vidotto, “The University once again defines itself based on its high quality of research and training activities both on a national and international scale. Even in difficult situations, such as the pandemic, the University of Padua has been able to keep its commitment to scientific excellence while creating effective and innovative teaching models by actively participating in the understanding, prevention, and treatment of COVID-19.”