Following three years of falls, the University of Copenhagen (KU) is back to ‘winning ways’ on the annually-published QS World University Rankings 2021.
The report – ranking universities based on the six indicators of academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty to student ratio, citations per faculty, international students and international faculty – moved KU up five spots to 76th, further cementing its position as the top university in the Nordic Region.
There was also good news for the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), which jumped an impressive nine spots to 103rd in the world. DTU is now the fourth best university in the Nordic Region.
Aarhus declines, Aalborg ascends
However, the report was grim reading for Aarhus University, which fell in the rankings once again – this time by two spots to 147. Since being ranked 89th in 2012, AU has fallen every year since.
Meanwhile, the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and particularly Aalborg University continue to impress on the list.
Aalborg University has been shooting up the rankings for the past three years: from 379 in 2018 to 305 this year. SDU has also been progressing recently, moving up from 390 in 2017 to 353 this year.
Across the Øresund Bridge, the University of Lund fell slightly, but remains the second best university in the Nordics at 97.
Coming in at number one on the list was MIT, followed by Stanford, Harvard, Caltech and Oxford.