The Ministry of Education and Research has established a High Level Experts Group to examine, together with national and international consultants, the presence of the Romanian universities in several major international academic rankings of universities. The following international academic rankings of universities were examined and included in the University Metaraking-2016:
(1) Academic Ranking of World Universities/ARWO; (2) Center for World University Rankings/CWUR; (3) Leiden Ranking/CWTS; (4) Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers of World Universities/PRSPWU; (5) QS-Top Universities Ranking/QS; (6) Scimago Institutions Ranking/Scimago; (7) Times Higher Education–World University Rankings/THE; (8) University Ranking by Academic Performance/URAP; (9) World’s Best Universities Rankings/US-News.
As one can see in Table 1, twenty (20) Romanian universities are comprised in the University Metaranking-2016 (see here for full text).
The Top-3 Romanian universities are:
Bucharest Politehnic University
There are a total number of 92 universities in Romania, 55 of them being public and 37 being private universities.