(Vienna, 30 October 2018) MedUni Vienna has climbed several places in the recently published US News Global University Ranking and now finds itself among the best 200 universities in the world. The Medical University of Vienna lies in 60th place in the Clinical Medicine category, making it the best Austrian medical university.
Compared with the previous year, MedUni Vienna has climbed up from 208th to 196th place in the global ranking. MedUni Vienna likewise improved its position in the European ranking, jumping from 89th to 86th place. MedUni Vienna is also among the front-runners in the specialist categories "Clinical Medicine" (60th) and "Immunology" (94th).
The ranking places particular emphasis on the number and quality of scientific publications and the opinion of the academic community. After publications and "total citations" (15% respectively), the most heavily weighted factors for the Ranking score are "global" and "regional research reputation" (12.5% respectively), based on the Academic Reputation Survey by Clarivate (Web of Science) with 30,000 participants (70% of whom are academic staff).
The various publication indicators were based on the period 2012 – 2016 and the whole is based on Web-of-Science data.