Ranked 179th (tied with the University of Twente), the University of Luxembourg was founded in 2003. Although relatively young, it has an international reach, priding itself on its multilingual learning environment.
Situated on the new Belval campus and in Luxembourg City, approximately 57% of its students are international.
Topping the rankings this year were the University of Oxford, holding onto the coveted top spot for the second year in a row, followed by the University of Cambridge, which rose from 4th to 2nd place in this year’s rankings.
The world university rankings review 13 performance indicators, grouped into five areas: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income. The review is audited by PwC.
In this year’s rankings, perhaps unsurprisingly, the University of Luxembourg did its best in the international outlook category. Its second top indicator was in the citations category, reflecting how often researchers’ publications are quoted by scholars around the world.
In recent years, the Uni has fared well in a number of rankings, placing 5th in terms of percentage of international students in other THE rankings and 11th in the THE young university rankings, which reviews universities that are aged 50 years or under.