Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel praised on Thursday the entry of Universidad de La Habana (University of Havana – UH) for the first time among the first 500 high education centers in the QS World University Ranking 2021.
This result marks a history of efforts for improvement, and educational and scientific contributions, the president posted on his Twitter account, in which he congratulated the professors, students and other workers of that institution.
UH ranked 498 in the survey, which assessed six indicators: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations by Faculty (number of research citations in scientific publications), International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio.
According to Cubadebate website, the entry of the University of Havana in the classification was due to improvements in the two indicators related to internationalization of higher education. The almost 300-year-old university ranked 701 from 2014 to 2017, 601 in 2018, 511 in 2019 and 501 in 2019.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) topped the list for the ninth consecutive year.
Source: Prensa Latina