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THE World University Ranking

Helsinki University slides to 99th place

27 Sep 2018, 02:51 ( 27 Sep, 2018) | updated: 27 Sep 2018, 11:08 ( 27 Sep, 2018)

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Administration building of Helsinki University. Photo Helsinki University by Ari Aalto.

The University of Helsinki has received the 99th place in the world and fourth in the Nordic countries on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, said the university in a press release.

The THE ranking used 13 performance indicators to a university’s reputation, the volume and quality of its research, number of students, number of doctoral degrees per teacher, as well as the percentage of international students.

This year the University of Helsinki has dropped nine notches on the index from the last one. According to the press release, this degradation is a result of the reduced funding received by the university from corporate entities and a lower number of international students.

However, in the most important reputation indicator, the University of Helsinki improved its position by 14 places to the 101st.

On the ranking, the University of Helsinki was the fourth best university in the Nordic countries preceded by three Swedish universities – Karolinska Institutet (40), Uppsala University (87), and Lund University (98).

Unlike most other university rankings, the current THE ranking is not topped by institutions of the United States. The University of Oxford topped the list followed by the University of Cambridge, Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the California Institute of Technology.