Modul University Vienna is ranked Top 25 Universities again

International ranking of higher education

Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Oxford, Yale, Modul University Vienna – just a few of the world’s 25 top performing universities in top-cited publications. According to U-Multirank's 2020 Edition, a multidimensional, user-driven approach to international ranking of higher education institutions, Modul University Vienna is the only Austrian university to place in the top 25 worldwide and one of just 9 in Europe. U-Multirank was initiated by the European Commission with the aim of creating an internationally comparable ranking of universities and has been publishing results since 2014. More than 1,700 higher education institutions in 96 countries with over 5,000 faculties are currently registered. This international ranking is a ‘’measure of international research excellence, showing universities with well over 10 per cent of their publications in the top decile of frequently cited articles worldwide’’.

Out of the ten criteria points examined by U-Mulitrank, "top-cited publications" can be considered the most prestigious and relevant category for academia. This recognition highlights the remarkable achievements of our faculty and the outstanding quality of their research. Being cited shows that other scholars are taking interest in your work, which fosters more research and intellectual exchange. Frequent citations indicate that these publications play an important and influential role in academic discourse.

Modul University Vienna President Karl Wöber is thrilled with the results. "We are all very proud and excited about Modul University Vienna ranking 3rd best worldwide in this important category. It shows that the first nomination in 2018 was not an isolated case and proves that quality management is taken serious at Modul University.’’

"It is further a great motivator for all members of our university, in particular the faculty who are now recognized as outstanding researchers. In this moment of success, we must also be grateful to our founders, the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who has provided immense support to our university which was crucial for the success we celebrate today."

If you have further questions about our rankings or our publications please contact Clotilde Aubet from the Academic Office.