University of Helsinki drops in the QS World University Rankings

This year, the University of Helsinki achieved the rank 110, being the best Finnish and the fourth-best Nordic university.

The University of Helsinki was ranked the 110th best university in the international QS World University Rankings, dropping eight places compared to last year’s ranking of 102.

Among Finnish universities, the University of Helsinki was number one, while among the Nordic universities it placed fourth. The first place in the entire ranking was retained by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from the United States.

From among Nordic universities, the University of Copenhagen, Lund University and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm came ahead of the University of Helsinki. The rankings of the entire quartet have been in decline for the past three years, as have those of most of the other Nordic universities.

As regards the various rankings indicators, employers gave the University of Helsinki better scores compared to last year. An increase was also seen in the ratio of citations to academic staff for the research conducted at the University of Helsinki.

Compared to last year, the University’s faculty–student ratio, share of international students and academic reputation were in decline.

In the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings published in late May, the reputation of the University of Helsinki picked up from last year.

Alongside the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the QS Rankings is among the most recognised international rankings in which universities from around the world are assessed on the amount and impact of their research, the quality of instruction, international outlook and reputation.

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