Belgrade University Improves Ranking on Shanghai List

BELGRADE-Belgrade University improved its ranking among 500 best world universities on the latest Shanghai list and strengthened its top position in the region.

Source: Tanjug
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On the list released on Thursday, Belgrade University as left behind the University of Ljubljana and Zagreb University and takes a place in the group of universities ranked between 301 and 400 position and last year, when it appeared on the list for the first time, it ranked in the group of universities between 401 and 500.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is being conducted by the Shanghai University and scientific and the criteria cover research work, influence on science, paper citation, turnout in certain areas and the influence of universities in the region.

Although the Shanghai List is an informal one, it is a matter of prestige to win a place in it because it gathers only two percent of world universities.

For three years, Belgrade University was trying to win a place among 500 best universities and currently it is the only one from Serbia that won a place on the list.

Ljubljana University and Zagreb University are the only ones that qualified for the list ands they are in the group of universities ranked between 401 and 500.

This year's top ten universities include U.S. and British Universities, Harvard, Stanford, Berkley, MIT, Cambridge, Caltech, Princeton, Columbia, Chicago University and Oxford.

Belgrade University has high-quality teachers and professors

BELGRADE - The progress Belgrade University achieved on the Shanghai List shows that Serbia has high-quality professors and competent scientists, Belgrade University Rector Vladimir Bumbasirevic said on Thursday.

Commenting for Tanjug on the 2013 Shanghai List released on Thursday, Bumbasirevic expressed the hope that the investments in science will continue and this is crucial, otherwise the place on the list could be brought into question.

He specified that Belgrade University won a place in the group between 100 and 150 position in mathematics, which is a unique success.

The University claimed a place in the group of top 200 universities according to papers released in magazines on the prestigious SCI list.

On the latest Shanghai List, Belgrade University improved its ranking among 500 top universities in the world and reinforced its top position in the region as it left behind the University of Ljubljana and Zagreb University.

On the list released on Thursday, Belgrade University takes a place in the group of universities ranked between 301 and 400 position and last year, when it appeared on the list for the first time, it ranked in the group of universities between 401 and 500.

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