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KU still the top Nordic university … but only just

Lund in Sweden close behind University of Copenhagen

KU still leads the way, but Lund is closing in (photo: iStock)
September 15th, 2015 11:00 am| by Christian W

Despite dropping 24 spots compared to last year, the University of Copenhagen (KU) remains the top university in Scandinavia, according to the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings (here in English).

KU fell from 45th to 69th but is still the best Nordic university … by just one spot. Lund University in Sweden was ranked 70th, just one spot behind.

Aarhus University continued its downward trajectory for the third consecutive year, dropping out of the top 100 from 96th to 107th.

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DTU keeps rising
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) continues its rise up the rankings, jumping eleven places to 112th, while Aalborg University rose slightly in the rankings from 363rd to 356th.

Finally, the University of Southern Denmark took a huge tumble in the rankings from 308th to 361st. Copenhagen Business School (CBS) was not ranked.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) finished top of the rankings for the fourth year in a row, followed by Harvard University, Cambridge University, Stanford University and the California Institute of Technology.