Copenhagen ranked among top 100 universities

Lucie Rychla
October 15th, 2015

This article is more than 8 years old.

To keep it that way, Danish students are planning to demonstrate against budget cuts


The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) ranked 82nd among the best global universities in the 2015-2016 Times Higher Education World University (THEWU) rankings.

The university placed 33rd in Europe, which makes it number three in Scandinavia. Only the Karolinska Institute and Uppsala University in Sweden placed higher – at 28th and 81st respectively.

Reputation and research
The UCPH scored particularly highly in the international outlook (reputation) and research influence categories.

Overall, the THEWU rankings feature 800 universities from 70 countries assessed across their four categories: teaching, research influence knowledge transfer and international outlook.

The rankings provide some of the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available and are trusted by academics and university leaders, as well as governments and industry.

Student demonstration
Meanwhile, over 4,000 people have on Facebook registered as ‘going’ to protest against the government’s plans to tighten up state finances and invest less money into research and education.

On September 29, the Venstre government announced 8.7 billion kroner will be cut from the education budget over the next four years and that an additional 1.4 billion kroner will be cut annually from research.

Students are worried this will significantly affect the quality of education in Denmark and have called for a demonstration that will take place on Thursday October 29 at 4pm at Rådhuspladsen (the City Hall Square) in Copenhagen.


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