Bulgarian University Part of World University Rankings for 2019

For the third consecutive year, the University of Oxford occupies the first place in the Times Higher Education (THE) for 2019. In the list of the best universities in the world, there is only one Bulgarian university - the Sofia University.

More than 1,200 educational institutions were studied around the world. The United States dominates in the Top 25, though the first two most prestigious universities in the world are British. The top 10 of the best universities are University of Oxford, UK; University of Cambridge, UK; Stanford University, USA; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; California Institute of Technology, USA; Harvard University, USA; Yale University, USA; Imperial College London, UK; University of Chicago, USA. Yale University is the only newcomer to the top 10, joining at the eighth place, up from 12th.

The top European university, outside the British and Swiss ETH, is the German LMU Munich (№32). №35 is also Swiss - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. This year China has managed to overtake the current Asian leader - Singapore.

The excellent university rating evaluates training, research, knowledge transfer, and the international outlook of each inclusive university. Efficiency indicators in these four core areas are 13 and are grouped into five spheres: learning (learning environment); research (volume, reputation, etc.); citation (influence of research); an international image (lecturers, students, and research) and industry income (knowledge transfer).

In the study of Sofia University is stated that it „maintains agreements with more than 80 overseas institutions and has a large number of students involved in foreign exchanges compared to other universities in the country. Courses are usually taught in Bulgarian, but language courses are available for international students. Master’s programs are often available in English, and occasionally French, German, Italian and Russian“.

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Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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