University of Copenhagen continues to lead the way for the Nordics in the rankings – The Post

University of Copenhagen continues to lead the way for the Nordics in the rankings

Aarhus and Aalborg universities both fell down the rankings

September 17th, 2014 10:26 am| by admin

It was a mixed back of nuts for the Danish universities in this year’s edition of the QS World University Rankings, as US and British universities continue to dominate.

The University of Copenhagen maintained its best ever ranking from last year, remaining 45th, which still makes it the highest-ranking Nordic university.

Sweden's top representative was Lund University at #60, Finland's was the University of Helsinki at #67 and Norway's was Oslo University at #101.

“It’s great being number eleven in Europe,” Jasper Steen Winkel, the University of Copenhagen’s deputy director, told Metroxpress newspaper. “It’s pleasing that we have a university that is at the top.”

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Jutland schools down
Aarhus University slipped down the rankings for the second consecutive year, dropping five spots to #96, while the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) jumped eleven places to #123 after a fall last year.

The University of Southern Denmark rose in the ranking for the second straight year, up three places to #308, while Aalborg University – which impressing with an 18-spot jump last year – fell back down 29 rungs to 363.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) finished top of the rankings (here in full), while Cambridge University and Imperial College London finished in joint second place. Harvard was fourth while Oxford University and the University College of London were joint fifth.