University of Copenhagen in strong showing on world subject ranking

Aarhus University, DTU, CBS and Aalborg University also ranked high in certain disciplines across five subject areas

According to the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject index, the University of Copenhagen (KU) remains the beacon of further education in Denmark.

KU was ranked in the top 100 in four of the five main subject areas and enjoyed a top 50 ranking in 16 disciplines.

Within the five main subject areas, KU performed particularly well in Life Sciences and Medicine, coming 19th in the world.

It also ranked in the top 100 for Arts and Humanities (72), Natural Sciences (82) and Social Science and Management (96). 

Meanwhile, it ranked in the top 20 in subcategories such as Veterinary Science (7), Sports-related Subjects (11), Agriculture and Forestry (13), Pharmacy and Pharmacology (15), Development Studies (17) and Anatomy and Physiology (18).

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Denmark 18th overall
Elsewhere, Aarhus University and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) both had five subjects in the top 50, while Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and Aalborg University both had two.

CBS ranked 54th for the main subject area of Social Science and Management and Aarhus University ranked 85th for Life Science and Medicine.

DTU (63) and Aalborg University (88) both ranked in the top 100 for the main subject area of Engineering and Technology.

Overall, Denmark was the 18th-strongest global higher education nation based on 65 programs across nine institutions, according to the report.

Check out the entire 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject report here.