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Helsinki University places 63rd in Shanghai ranking

Published : 18 Aug 2019, 01:14

  DF Report

Photo University of Helsinki by Linda Tammisto.

The University of Helsinki ranked 63rd in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), known as Shanghai Ranking, said a press release.

The position of Helsinki University was downgraded by six from the previous year´s place of 57th. In 2017 and 2016, the University of Helsinki placed 56th. This year, the Shanghai ranking (ARWU) ranked the thousand best universities in the world.

After the University of Helsinki, the best Finnish universities were Alto University, University of Oulu and University of Turku ranked in the bracket 301–400.

Harvard University ranked top in the list for the 17th consecutive year followed by Stanford University, University of Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California, Princeton University, University of Oxford, Columbia University, California Institute of Technology and University of Chicago.

Universities from the United States dominated this year’s Top 1000 list with 8 universities among the Top 10, 45 among the Top 100, 137 among the Top 500 and 206 among the Top 1000.

 China has 154 universities ranked in Top 1000, among which 66 are in Top 500, 4 are in Top 100.

United Kingdom has 61 Top 1000 universities, and 36 of them are listed in Top 500, 8 are listed in Top 100.