A total of 34 Italian institutions included in the Qs World University Rankings, with 5 new entries

Every year, about 70 million students from all over the world check topuniversities.com to select the best institution in which to enroll. The website publishes the Qs World University Rankings, which, for 2020, features a total of 34 Italian universities, 5 more than last year.  This means that the Belpaese is the 7th most represented country in the world. Moreover, it is the 3rd one in Europe, after UK (with 84 universities) and Germany (47) and before France (31) and Spain (27).

The performance of Italian universities in the ranking has been steadily improving over the past few editions of the prestigious Rankings. And this year, as many as 14 of them improved their positions.

Among these, there are the Politecnico di Torino (+40 positions), the Università di Firenze (+50 positions), the Federico II di Napoli (+48), and the Politecnico di Milano.

The latter continues its ascending trajectory and is confirmed, for the 5th consecutive year, the overall top Italian university. It is also particularly appreciated by international recruiters, who rank it 61st in the world for “employers’ opinion”. Rector Ferruccio Resta said that this is “An important goal achieved thanks to the commitment and hard work, and a step forward for the city of Milan and the territory. But we are not satisfied and we are aware that the next results will depend on our ability to attract qualified teachers from abroad and the willingness of the country to implement adequate university policies.”

The excellence of Italian universities emerges especially when the ranking parameter is “research impact”. In particular, the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, with its 737 students, despite its small size, makes in the top 10 universities on a global level for the impact of the research produced. Sabina Nuti, director of the Scuola commented: “Our strategy, focused on research, proved to be successful. Considering our small dimensions, the result is exceptional.

(Ilona Catani Scarlett)

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