LMTA takes a strong position in the world university ranking
According to the latest QS World University Ranking, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre gets an exceptionally strong position: the school was ranked 45th in the field of Performing Arts.
Ranked 45th in 2022, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre now holds a place between the Berlin University of the Arts (Germany) with the 44th position and the University of Toronto (Canada), ranked 46th. Comparing the ratings of this and last years, the LMTA sees an increase in rating: earlier, in 2021 and 2020, the Academy was among higher education institutions sharing the 50th -100th places.
The QS World University Ranking assesses the top universities in the world across 51 subjects. The ranking aims to help the prospective students to find the best schools offering the subjects that are of interest to the applicants.
Academic reputation, which has been the core of the ranking since the QS assessment’s launch in 2004, analyses the academic opinion from different countries. The academic staff name up to 10 home and 30 international universities they consider to be the strongest in the specified subject while they cannot include the school they work for.
The QS World University Ranking is the only ranking to take into account the employability as a key factor in the assessment of international universities. The employers’ opinion is collected in a similar way as with the academics: the employers name 10 home and 30 international institutions whose graduates they are willing to employ. Besides, the employers specify the discipline studied by the most desired graduates. The two criteria – the overall opinion of the school and the subject studied – help to assess the quality and advantages of a certain subject offered by schools.
The high 45th position taken by the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre indicates that the Academy is recognised internationally by both our colleagues – the academic staff at various schools– and employers. The high score (86.2) collected from the employers’ survey shows that LMTA graduates find a job and are competitive in the field of performing arts in Lithuania and worldwide.
LMTA Rector, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Judita Žukienė shares her thoughts on the impact of the latest ranking on the Academy: “This ranking strengthens the LMTA’s position in the international area of studies, art, and research granting greater opportunities for cooperation. At the same time, this is an assessment of the quality of the Lithuanian art studies that enhances the prestige of Lithuania in the field of culture. Such recognition obliges the Academy to unite even more and make further improvement, search for solutions relevant to tomorrow’s studies and creativity, consider the students’ needs and the expectations of society, encourage and motivate our teachers and all other staff, and ensure adequate modern infrastructure for art studies.”
Incidentally, the conclusions of the external international quality assessment of the LMTA study fields organised by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education Lithuania (SKVC), were also favourable. SKVC’s report stated that “the studies in the field of music offered by the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre have received exceptionally high evaluation “. Besides, at the end of 2021, an international team of experts carrying out an institutional assessment of the Academy also granted extremely high scores, which resulted in the LMTA’s accreditation to conduct higher education studies for a maximum period of 7 years.
LMTA information from 8 June 2022