Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) tops the rating of universities for the IT industry 2020

DOU has presented an updated ranking of universities for the IT industry, based on the results of the 2020 enrollment campaign.

It contains a list of universities that were the most popular and where future IT specialists applicants with the highest competitive score sought to enrol.

The first ranking of universities was published on DOU in 2016 when the opinions of university students and graduates were taken as a basis, and a survey was conducted annually. But this year it was decided to change the methodology and abandon the surveys.

They calculated the rating of each higher education establishment that has IT and related specialties, based on data from the Unified State Electronic Database on Education. Focusing on the level of training of applicants and the popularity of specialties the rating was calculated based on the average competitive score for the specialty, “weighted” by the share of applications for it at a university. Let’s assume that the university has two IT specialties with average scores of 170 and 150. At the same time, 70% of all applications were filed for the first specialty, and 30% of applications were filed for the second specialty. If you take the arithmetic mean, you get 160 points. This will not fully show the popularity/demand for specialties in a higher education institution. Therefore, we decided to “weigh” the average score of the specialty by the share of applications for the specialty. That is, in our example, the University rating is: (170*0,7)+(150*0,3) = 164 points.

Specialties that were analyzed: “Computer Science”, “Software Engineering”, “Cybersecurity”, “Computer Engineering”, “Automation and Computer-Integrated Technologies”, “Information Systems and Technologies”, “Systems Analysis”, “Telecommunications and Radio Engineering”, “Applied Mathematics”, “Mathematics”, “Electronics”, “Applied Physics and Nanomaterials”.

UCU, Shevchenko University and Lviv Polytechnic top the rating

The rating includes universities that have received at least 200 applications for all its specialties. And even with this barrier, 82 universities were included in the list.

Ukrainian Catholic University ranks first in terms of the weighted average score of applications for IT specialties (weighted average score -189.15). Then, with a minimum gap between each other, follows Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (175.54), Lviv Polytechnic (175.46) and Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (174.04). The top five is closed by Ivan Franko Lviv National University (169.35). Next in the rating are Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Sumy State University, Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, Karazin Kharkiv National University and Fedkovych National University of Chernivtsi.

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