Walailak University Ranked First in Thailand in Arts and Humanities, According to SCImago Institutions Rankings 2024

Walailak University has achieved the top spot among Thai universities, being ranked first in the nation for Arts and Humanities, according to the recently released SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) 2024.

The university has shown a leap in its overall rankings nationally, moving up from 17th place in 2023 to 12th this year out of 33 Thai universities ranked. In Asia, Walailak University is positioned at 738th out of 1,671 institutions, and globally it stands at 2,094th out of 4,762 institutions.

The 2024 SIR evaluates universities based on three key factors: Research (50%), Innovation (30%), and Societal Impact (20%).

Within Societal Impact, three new indicators have been introduced to assess institutions: the generation of new knowledge related to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the participation of women in research processes, and the use of the results obtained in the creation or improvement of public policies.

If considering the university’s rankings by subject within Thailand, Walailak University holds the 3rd position in Ecology, Evolution, Behavior, and Systematics, the 6th position in Public Health, Environmental, and Occupational Health, the 7th position in Animal Science and Zoology; Education; and Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, and the 10th position in Dentistry.

Score Indicators SCImago Institutions Rankings 2024 Source: