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Three Lithuanian universities rise in global rankings

Vilnius University (VU) has climbed 34 positions to rank 439th in QS World University Rankings 2025, and Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) and Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) have also improved their standings.

“I am pleased to see that we have made significant progress in graduate employability indicators and scored exceptionally highly in the faculty-student ratio,” VU Rector Rimvydas Petrauskas said in a press release.

VU slid to number 473 in last year’s QS world rankings, from 400 the previous year.

VU’s graduate employability indicator improved significantly, rising 220 positions to 105th place compared to last year, according to the press release.

VDU and KTU also saw slight increases in their rankings compared to last year. VDU is now ranked 741-750, up from 801-850 last year, and KTU is placed 751-760, up from 801-850.

“We are extremely pleased with this ranking. Global competition among universities is growing dramatically, and this year, the QS ranking has been given to many more institutions than last year, which is why VDU’s rise in the ranking is a very significant achievement,” VDU Rector Juozas Augutis said in a press release.

However, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Vilnius TECH) has dropped in the rankings, from 801-850 last year to 851-900 this year.

Mykolas Romeris University maintains the same position and is ranked among the top 1001–1200 universities in the world.

The QS World University Rankings assess higher education institutions based on the following eight criteria: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty student ratio, international faculty ratio, international research network, international students ratio, and sustainability.

This year’s QS rankings evaluated 5,663 institutions from 106 countries, with 21 institutions ranked for the first time.

As usual, the top-ranked universities are from the US and the UK: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Imperial College London, Oxford University, Harvard University, Cambridge University, and Stanford University.

Source: BNS

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