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QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the global analysts of university educationhave published the 19th edition of the ranking of the best international universities.

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Politecnico di Milano – photo source: via Facebook

The ranking, which takes into account various indicators including citations from researchers and the degree of internationalization, sees Italian universities worsen their positioning. As in the last edition, the best among the Italians remains the Politecnico di Milano which ranks in 139th place, out of 1418 companies present in the ranking, gaining three positions compared to the last edition. To lead the general classification instead is once again MIT in Boston, followed by Cambridge and Stanford.

The success of the Politecnico di Milano

A positioning, that of the Polytechnic, which confirms the positive trend of the university. In the last six years, the Milanese university has in fact climbed 48 positions in the standings. To reward the university were above all the reputation it enjoys among the more than 151,000 academic referenceswhich made it possible to place 96 worldwide for this item, and the judgment of private employers (80th place worldwide as regards the parameter).

Italian universities: top for research, but overcrowding weighs heavily

In general, the ranking sees 40% of Italian universities among the top 300 for research, more than any other European country. This can only be an excellent indicator regarding scientific studies in our country. And it is no coincidence that we are placed in sixth place as regards the number of citations, recording a great support from international collaborators: 46% of our research production is produced with foreign collaborators, more than double the world average. But after the lights, here are the shadows.

In general, Italy lags behind last year. Of the 41 classified, six improve and 21 get worse, while 14 remain stable. Just look at what happens immediately behind the PoliMi: the second, Bologna, goes from 166th to 167th; the third, Rome La Sapienza, remains anchored in 171st place; the fourth, Padua, from 242th to 243th; the State of Milan, fifth, it even loses 9 positions and comes in 334th place. Above all, the high rate of the student / teacher ratio (one of the ranking indicators) which makes our university classrooms overcrowded, weighs heavily. with a single university that ranks among the top 300 in the world (Vita-Salute San Raffaele, 30th in the ranking of this parameter but 436th overall).


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