Maribor and Ljubljana high on list of top EU13 universities

Maribor, 11 May - The Maribor and Ljubljana universities have made it to the list of best universities in the 13 EU newcomers compiled by the magazine Times Higher Education, with the former taking the 9th and the latter 11th place.

The London-based weekly, which reports on news and issues related to higher education, included 100 research universities in the survey, placing 53 on the list of best universities.

The EU13 features Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, which have joined the EU since 2004.

Times Higher Education has been publishing lists of best universities in the world for 14 years, based on databases from The Times, international surveys and the Scopus abstract and citation database by Elsevier.

"The Times has assessed the quality of universities in research, citations, transfer of knowledge to the economy (revenue from industry), teaching and international integration," the University of Maribor said in a press release on Friday.

Topping the list is the University of Tartu, the national university of Estonia established in 1632.