Milan’s universities have scored well in the prestigious QS World University Rankings released this week.
Bocconi, arguably the best known of the city’s higher education institutions, moved up 17 places from last year, ranking now at 29th in the world and ninth in Europe in its category of social sciences and management.
The Politecnica also leapt forward 20 rungs in its category of engineering and technology, now ranking 28th in the world. It is the first time an Italian university in this group has broken the barrier of the 30th rank.
Bicocca University, too, won laurels as the 16th best university in Italy, now ranking just under 500th in the world.
QS bases its ranking on criteria of the academic reputation and that of its graduates, on published papers and citations, on graduates’ employability, on faculty-to-student ratio and on the presence of international students and faculty members, among other factors.