The Center for International Projects “Eurovision” in partnership with the international expert group IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, presented the new academic rating of higher educational establishments of Ukraine “Top 200 Ukraine 2019”.
This year, I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University ranked fourth among medical universities and 34th among 200 higher educational establishments in Ukraine.
One of the main trends in this year’s universities ranking was finding a balance between the creation of new, critical knowledge, research and innovation, and the practical transformation of these achievements into the development of modern society.
Methodology of the project “Top 200 Ukraine”, developed in accordance with the Berlin Principles of Universities Ranking, is based on the use of open data of direct measurements (total weight 85%) and expert opinions in the field of higher education and main labor markets of Ukraine (total weight 15%). In accordance with this methodology, the activity of a university is estimated using the integrated index. This index contains three complex components: the indices of quality of scientific and pedagogical potential, index of education quality, index of international recognition.
In total, 30 indicators of direct measurement have been used to form calculate these indices (personal data, information from university web-sites, data from international associations of universities, data on university participation in international projects (Horizon 2020, Erasmus+), information on university participation in international rankings (Webometrics, Scopus, uniRank), data of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, data of the Committee on State Award of Ukraine and Taras Shevchenko Award, university participation in projects funded by NATO within the framework of the Program “Science for Peace and Security”, participation of the university in bilateral projects, average applicants’ mark and other open data).
Expert evaluation of the quality of scientific and pedagogical potential and education quality with a total weight of 15% was carried out according to the following criteria: level of basic, general education preparation of students, level of professional training, level of practical knowledge of information technologies, demand of graduates of the university by labor market.