UBB is the leading university in Romania, according to the last centralized international ranking released publicly in 2016. The most recent ranking of this type is Times Higher Education (THE), in which Babeş-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca is included in the 601-800 category (of the almost 1.000 universities included in the evaluation), together with the West University from Timişoara. Alexandru Ioan Cuza University from Iaşi and University of Bucharest place in the 801+ category, the four universities being the only Romanian universities included in this ranking.
The criteria/indicators taken into account by the Times Higher Education ranking are those of teaching/learning, research (publications/citations), knowledge transfer and internationalization, analyzing approximately 1.313 influential world research universities and approximately 20.000 answers regarding academic reputation. UBB places first in Romania on three specific criteria/indicators: teaching/research-citations/knowledge transfer, and second on the other two: research-publications/internationalization, after Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi.
In the major international rankings of universities in 2016, UBB ranks as follows:
- In the U.S. News ranking (Best Global Universities Rankings) –which includes approximately 750 world universities, UBB ranks first among Romanian universities (560 on the international level), followed by the University of Bucharest (588) and the Technical University in Bucharest (706).
- In the Webometrics ranking (Ranging Web of Universities) – which includes approximately 11.996 world universities, UBB ranks first in Romania (938 on the international level), followed by the University of Bucharest (975) and Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iaşi (1018).
- In the URAP ranking (University Ranking by Academic Performance) – which includes approximately 2.000 world universities, UBB ranks second in Romania (690 on the international level), outrunning the University of Bucharest (726), but being outrun by the Technical University of Bucharest (621).
- In the Scimago ranking (Institutions Rankings), which includes approximately 2.894 world universities, UBB ranks third (600 on the international level), after the Technical University in Bucharest (552) and the Technical University in Timişoara (599).
- In the QS ranking (World University Rankings) – which includes approximately 1.000 world universities, UBB holds its 701+ ranking on the international level, together with the University of Bucharest, Alexandru Ioan Cuza in Iaşi and West University in Timişoara, though placing second at the national level, after the University of Bucharest.
- In the CWUR ranking (World University Ranking) – which includes approximately 1.000 world universities, two Romanian universities are present: the University of Bucharest, ranking 977 and UBB, ranking 980.
- In the Leiden Ranking, UBB is the sole Romanian university included in the ranking, placing at 791 among world universities.
Therefore, in a 2016 metaranking, UBB places first at a national level, closely followed by the University of Bucharest, and the Technical University in Bucharest.
Announcement made by the UBB’s Direcţia Comunicare şi PR.