University of Copenhagen moves up on Shanghai ranking

Aarhus University and Aalborg University also on the rise

The University of Copenhagen (KU) has been ranked the second best university in continental Europe by the 2016 Shanghai ranking, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

The ranking (here in English) placed KU in 30th place globally, eleven places behind the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, the top ranked university in continental Europe.

It’s the fifth consecutive year that KU has moved up the Shanghai rankings, where it was ranked 44th overall in 2012. Last year the university was ranked 35th.

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Aarhus ascent
Aarhus University also made a nice jump up the list compared to last year, from 73rd to 65th, while the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) remained in the 151-201 bracket.

Aalborg University jumped up from 301-400 to 201-300 while the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) fell from 201-300 to 301-400.

Across the Øresund Strait in Sweden, the University of Lund ranked 101-150, while the University of Gothenburg ranked 151-200.

Harvard University (USA) remained the top university in the world, followed by Stanford (USA), the University of California, Berkeley (USA), Cambridge University (UK) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA).