The University of Malta has dropped in global rankings across various fields, including arts, computer sciences, and health.
This trend has persisted over multiple years, with the Maltese university struggling to improve its standing in the rankings. The rankings, released by the UK’s Times Higher Education (THE) it compares over 1,000 universities around the world in specific subjects.
For instance, in the clinical and health field, Malta now ranks between 601 and 800, compared to last year’s placement in the 501 to 600 category. Both years saw just over 1,000 universities assessed in this subject.
Similarly, in computer science, the University of Malta dropped from the top 600 in 2023 to the 800th in 2024. In the latter year, 1,027 universities were evaluated, placing Malta in the lower third of the rankings.
Additionally, the university’s rating in arts and humanities also slipped into the next category, moving from the top 500 to the top 600.
However, the university achieved recognition in two subjects where it hadn’t previously been ranked. In both business and economics, as well as psychology it secured spots among the top 500 universities. This places the institution at an average ranking level, according to THE.
It’s worth noting that THE’s rankings for psychology included a smaller list compared to other subjects, with only 621 universities assessed. This positions Malta in the lower quarter of those ranked.
Meanwhile, there were no changes from last year in the rankings for education at 401 to 500, engineering sticking at 1,001 to 1,200, and physical sciences and social sciences remaining between the range of 601 to 800.
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