THE 2021: TU Wien Informatics Comes In 80th
Despite increasing international competition in academia, we were able to hold our ground in THE’s latest subject ranking.
The recently published 2021 THE World University Ranking by Subject confirms our efforts and performance: TU Wien Informatics is ranked 80th in the subject Computer Science of 827 evaluated universities. In a highly competitive international environment, we were able to position ourselves among the Top 100 universities.
The THE ranking takes into account a variety of criteria for the evaluation of research and teaching institutions, including teaching, learning environment and research in particular, but also citation volume, international orientation and industry income. Concerning the publications’ criteria, the thresholds differ from subject to subject: For computer science, the threshold drops to 500 papers published in this discipline over the past five years.
Another criterion is the academic staff eligibility. For computer science, an institution is expected either to have at least 1 per cent of its academic staff in the computer science discipline or to have at least 20 academic staff in the computer science discipline, whereas academic staff is defined as the full-time equivalent number of staff employed in an academic post, for example lecturer, reader or professor.