University of Copenhagen drops again in world university rankings

DTU, Aalborg University and SDU enjoy improvements while Aarhus University slips

For the second consecutive year, the University of Copenhagen (KU) has fallen in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

KU was ranked 79th in the world, down six places from last year, while the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) improved by four spots to 112th on the annually-published ranking.

Elsewhere, Aarhus University tumbled 22 spots to 141st, Aalborg University shot up 36 places to 343rd, and the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) improved by eight to reach 376th position.

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US leading the pack
Other Nordic performers included Lund University topping the Swedish rankings at 92nd, Helsinki University finishing up best in Finland at 110th and Oslo University leading the Norwegian pack in 135th.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was ranked first overall, followed by Stanford, Harvard, the California Institute of Technology and Oxford University.

Cambridge University, ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Imperial College London, University of Chicago and University College London completed the top 10.

This year the rankings encompassed 52 more universities to now cover 1,011 across the planet – ranking them based on six indicators: Citations per faculty, International student ratio, Employer reputation, Faculty/student ratio, Academic reputation and International faculty.

See the entire ranking here.