*This ranking is for the year 2020. See the newest, 2021, ranking here: https://snmcgannon.com/2021/10/26/ranking-of-nordic-universities-2021/

RankInstitutionARWUQSTHEUSNWRAverage World Rank
1University of Copenhagen ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ 3376843456.75
2University of Helsinki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 74104988690.5
3University of Oslo ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด 601131279097.5
4Uppsala University ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 77124111101103.25
5Aarhus University ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ 69147106105106.75
6Lund University ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 1519710399112.5
7Stockholm University ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 69181183114136.75
8Technical University of Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ 151103187155149
9University of Gothenburg ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 101202191135157.25
10KTH Royal Institute of Technology ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 20198201205176.25
11University of Bergen ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด 301194201166215.5
12Chalmers University of Technology ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 301139201342245.75
13Aalto University ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 401127201264248.25
14Aalborg University ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ 301305201250264.25
15Norwegian University of Science and Technology ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด 101360401281285.75
16University of Southern Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ 301353251301301.5
17University of Turku ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 301287351322315.25
18Umeรฅ University ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 401333351322351.75
19Linkรถping University ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 301362401358355.5
20Tampere University ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 501409301361393

This is a ranking of the top universities in the Nordic countries ranked relative to each other for the year 2020.

The ranking was created by using metadata sourced from the four prominent rankings of world universities (each ranking released in 2020): Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), Times Higher Education (THE), U.S. News & World Report (USNWR), and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). 

Rank was determined on each list for every Nordic university ranked on each list. Then for each university all its rank placements were averaged across lists to create the new list of average ranking for each university. The universities were then ranked according to their average ranking. The university with the highest average is thus ranked 1st, the one with the second highest average 2nd, and so on.

Finally, the results were tabled, and are shown below. The leftmost column shows rank based on average, the “institution” column shows the institution ranked, the next four rightward columns (ARWU, THE, USNWR, QS) show the rank for each given institution in each of those selected world rankings, and the rightmost column (“Average World”) averages the four ranking lists’ rank placement for each university.

Only universities which were ranked on all four lists are counted. Notably, Karolinska Institute is unranked by QS, otherwise it would have placed 1st. Other universities which would have appeared (had they been ranked by all the rankings) are: Reykjavรญk University (Iceland) and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden).

If anything appears to be in error, please email me at tuulifunctional@snmcgannon.com.

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