University of Luxembourg ranked in the top 250 universities worldwide
20 October 2022
Research indicator: a clear improvement over the years
Founded in 2003, the young university continues to improve its ranking.
The 2023 Times Higher Education’s (THE) World University Rankings have placed the University of Luxembourg among the top 201-250 universities in the world. This is an improvement from the 2022 ranking which placed the University in the top 251-300 ranking.
New high ranking for the University of Luxembourg in Research, International Outlook and Knowledge Transfer
University of Luxembourg stands out for its ‘International Outlook’
In the 2023 ranking, a total of 1,799 universities were ranked based off the score of five key indicators: Teaching, Research, Citations, Industry Income, and International Outlook.
Luxembourg’s University ranked #4 in the world for the indicator ‘International Outlook’ which measures the ability of a university to attract undergraduates, postgraduates and faculty from all over the world as well as its international collaborations.
Improved Ranking in Law, Arts and Humanities
#68 in Law
The University is ranked 68 in the 2023 THE ranking for Law, compared to position 92 in the prior edition 2022. The University improved its scores for teaching, research as well as industry income, while maintaining its stellar score of close to 100 for its international outlook. In Law, the University of Luxembourg is among the top 25% of universities ranked in the THE 2023 ranking in this subject.
#176-200 in Arts and Humanities
In Arts and Humanities, the University moved up one category and now features among the 176-200 best universities in the world (2022 edition: 201-250). Here as well the University enhanced its scores in teaching and research and scores 99 out of 100 for its international outlook. In Arts and Humanities, the University of Luxembourg is among the top 30% of universities ranked in the THE 2023 in this subject.
Computer Science: among the 125 best
The University of Luxembourg is ranked among the first 150 universities in THE’s line-up 2023 on a number of subjects:
- Computer science: 101-125 (# 93 in the 2022 edition)
- Engineering and Technology: 126-150 (unchanged versus the 2022 edition)
- Life Sciences: 126-150 (101-125 previously)
In the field Engineering, the University of Luxembourg is in the top 12% of the universities ranked in this field, and in Computer Science and in Life Sciences, the University of Luxembourg remains among the top 15% of universities ranked in this field.
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Research at the University of Luxembourg
The ‘research’ indicator with the ranking reflects a university’s reputation for research excellence among its peers, the research income and the number of publications in academic journals. On this criterion, the University of Luxembourg shows a clear improvement over the years and again this year, from 39.2 in 2022 to 39.8 in 2023.
The University of Luxembourg is strongly research-oriented. It has a distinctly international outlook and its ambition is to produce top class research output, addressing society’s challenges. It conducts cutting-edge research across multiple fields in its three faculties and three interdisciplinary research centres.
The University counts about 7,000 students as well as 1,700 researchers working in three faculties and three interdisciplinary centres.
Research focuses on two cross-disciplinary areas – the advantages of the digital world as well as health & biomedicine – and six pillars of excellence: Computer Science & ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and financial innovation, Educational sciences, Contemporary and digital history.
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