Walailak University has been ranked 501+ among 605 universities across 78 territories worldwide by Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2023. This achievement places Walailak University in joint 3rd in Thailand. The results were released on 3 July 2023 at 16:00 Thailand local time.
The Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings uses the same 13 indicators as THE World University Rankings, but the weightings have been adjusted to align with the missions of young universities, which are 50 years old or younger, with less weight on reputation.
Among the five assessed areas – teaching (30%), research (30%), citations (30%), international outlook (7.5%), and industry income (2.5%); Walailak University received its highest score in industry income, with a score of 37.2, followed by international outlook (36), teaching (23.3), research (15.4), and citations (14.5).
According to the THE Young University Rankings 2023, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore tops the chart. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology came in second place, followed by Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris in France in third place. Mae Fah Luang University has been ranked No. 1 in Thailand and is placed at 301-350 in the world.
Previously, Walailak University was assessed against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and achieved a ranking of 401-600 among 1,591 participating universities worldwide by THE Impact Rankings 2023. The university was placed at 601+ in Asia by THE Asia University Rankings 2023. Walailak University has been recognized as a world-class university by THE World University Rankings 2023 and ranked at 1501+ among 1,799 universities ranked globally. Additionally, QS Asia University Rankings 2023 placed Walailak University at 551-600 in Asia.