Wednesday October 05, 2022

Helsinki University places 106th on QS Rankings

Published : 09 Jun 2022, 22:49

  DF Report

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

The University of Helsinki has been ranked as the world’s 106th best university on the QS World University Rankings released on Wednesday.

The ranking has seen the university drop two notches from the previous ranking but still remains at the top among Finnish higher education institutions, said the University of Helsinki in a press release on Thursday.

According to the list, Aalto University secured second place in Finland and ranked 116th globally followed by University of Turku (291th), University of Jyväskylä (347th), Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technoloy (388th), University of Oulu (392th) and University of Tampere (415th).

A total of 1,418 universities were included in the ranking.

The ranking indicates the University of Helsinki’s reputation is at its strongest in scholarly circles.

In the comparison between Nordic higher education institutions, the University of Helsinki is ranked fifth.

In addition to researchers’ opinions, the comparison carried out by the Quacquarelli Symonds organisation takes into account, among other things, the university’s reputation among employers as well as its international aspects, the number of citations for research conducted at the university, and its teacher–student ratio.

The slight decline, which also applies to other Finnish higher education institutions, comes particularly down to the teacher–student ratio.

The ranking is dominated by higher education institutions from the United States and the United Kingdom.

The only institution from another country in the top 10 is ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland.

As in the previous 10 rankings, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) held the number one position followed by University of Cambridge, Stanford University, University of Oxford and Harvard University.

The top universities in China reached places 12 and 14.