6415 best universities from 93 countries took part in this year’s ranking. Among these universities, 1,300 universities achieved high results and entered the QS World University Rankings. For the first time this year, Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC) has been ranked 1001-1200 in the QS World University Rankings.
The ranking of world universities is determined on the basis of 5 indicators. The highest weight among the five indicators belongs to the “Academic Reputation” indicator. According to this indicator, UNEC is among the best 501+ universities in the world.
One of the high achievements of UNEC is its inclusion in the top 501+ universities in the world on the indicators of “Employers’ Reputation”. Thus, more than 450,000 businessmen and managers took part in the survey among employers.
One of the most important indicators in the QS world rankings is the “number of references”. This criterion has a weight of 20% and is calculated based on the number of citations to articles in the SCOPUS index over the last five years. According to this criterion, UNEC is among the universities with the best achievements, 601+ in the ranking.
It should be noted that in 2020, compared to 2017, the number of references to articles of the academic staff of UNEC in the SCOPUS database increased by about 286%. 59.3% of UNEC teachers’ articles were published in Q3 and Q4 quartile journals, which had a high impact factor. Also, about 1/3 of the scientific works of UNEC faculty have been published as a result of joint research with international partners. This can be considered a clear example of internationalization in the field of scientific research at UNEC.
In general, UNEC is the only Azerbaijani university that has improved its position in the rankings of the GS rating organization in 2015-2021. Compared to 2020, UNEC achieved a better result in 2022, an increase of about 17%.