CMU Ranked No. 2 in Thailand for Sustainability, International Research Network and International Students in QS World University Rankings 2024

30 June 2023

Corporate Communication and Alumni Relations Center (CCARC)

QS Quacquarelli Symonds announced its World University Rankings 2024 on June 27, 2023. This year, out of 2,963 participating institutions worldwide, 1,499 made the rankings, 83 more institutions than last year. As for Thai universities, 13 institutions made the lists, an improvement from last year’s 10.
Topping this year’s overall national ranking is Chulalongkorn University at No. 211 worldwide, followed by Mahidol University at No. 328, Chiang Mai University at No. 571, Thammasat University at No. 600 and Kasetsart University at No. 751 - 760.

This year CMU’s placement at No. 571 is an improvement from No. 601- 650 in the previous years and it has constantly been ranked third in the country. The upwards trajectory of the scores received each year is a testament to the constant improvement. When it comes to sustainability, which is a new indicator that takes into account environmental and social impacts, the university is No. 252 in the world, second in Thailand.

By indicator, CMU is No. 2 in Thailand in three indicators: International Research Network, International Students and Sustainability, and No. 3 for Academic Reputation, which has the highest weight at 30 per cent.

CMU has seen constant improvement every year in the Academic Reputation department and in this edition, it is ranked at No. 256 in the world, an eight-place improvement from the previous one.

The 2024 edition has a total of nine indicators after QS introduced three indicators: Employment Outcomes (5%), International Research Network (5%) and Sustainability (5%), in addition to the existing six. This introduction has caused an adjustment to the weights of other indicators. Employer Reputation is the only indicator that has seen an increase in weight from 10 to 15%, while Academic Reputation and Faculty-Student Ratio have dropped to 30% and 10%, respectively. Indicators that have not been affected by the weight adjustment are Citations per Faculty (20%), International Faculty Ratio (5%) and International Student Ratio (5%).

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