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In the world ranking of universities QS World University Rankings for 2022, announced on June 8, 2021, Sofia University ranks 591-600 place. The oldest and most authoritative Bulgarian university has been participating in the ranking since 2014 and the current place is the highest one so far. This year the university climbs up with 50 places and is ranked in the top 46%.

The best universities in the world participate in the QS World University Rankings 2022. This year, 1673 universities have applied to participate in the ranking, of which only 1300 have been admitted to the ranking. For the first year, Sofia University also receives a certificate for its place in the authoritative world ranking.

Universities are evaluated on the basis of six criteria: academic reputation, scientific reputation, reputation among employers, ratio of students to faculty, number of citations per faculty, number of foreign students and foreign lecturers.

Alma Mater is the only Bulgarian university that finds a place in the ranking.