We’ve compiled a list of the top (best) universities in Sri Lanka for 2023-2024. You can explore their rankings based on three well-known World University Ranking Lists: Webometrics, QS Higher Education Ranking, and THE Higher Education World Ranking. Webometrics and THE ranking lists both state and private universities in Sri Lanka.
1. Webometrics World University Ranking (2023 July)
The Impact Rank, Openness Rank, and Excellence Rank are three of the four indicators used to calculate the Webometrics University Ranking.
- Impact Rank: This indicator is based on the number of external links to the university’s website.
- Openness Rank: This indicator is based on the number of scholarly articles published by the university’s faculty and staff that are indexed in Google Scholar.
- Excellence Rank: This indicator is based on the number of highly cited scholarly articles published by the university’s faculty and staff. Data extracted from scimago, which uses Scopus data.
2. QS Asia University Rankings 2023
Only three Sri Lankan universities, X, Y, and Z, are listed in the QS Asia 2023 ranking.
|301-350||University of Colombo|
|351-400||University of Peradeniya|
|401-450||University of Sri Jayawardenapura|
QS Asia University Ranking Methodology
QS Asia ranking is based on five performance indicators:
- teaching (the learning environment);
- research (volume, income and reputation);
- citations (research influence);
- International outlook (staff, students and research); and
- Industry income (knowledge transfer).
3. THE Times Higher Education Ranking 2024
Only 6 universities have been ranked in the THE World University Rankings 2024 released yesterday (27 September 2023). The University of Colombo and the University of Peradeniya got first place in Sri Lanka, while the University of Kelaniya and the University of Sri Jayewardenepura are placed in third place, and General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University and Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology are ranked in reporter status.
- University of Colombo (1001-1200)
- University of Peradeniya (1001-1200)
- University of Kelaniya (1501+)
- University of Sri Jayewardenepura (1501+)
- General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (Reporter)
- Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (Reporter)
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