Ranking of Nordic Universities, 2020

*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 🇩🇰 3376843456.75
2University of Helsinki 🇫🇮 74104988690.5
3University of Oslo 🇳🇴 601131279097.5
4Uppsala University 🇸🇪 77124111101103.25
5Aarhus University 🇩🇰 69147106105106.75
6Lund University 🇸🇪 1519710399112.5
7Stockholm University 🇸🇪 69181183114136.75
8Technical University of Denmark 🇩🇰 151103187155149
9University of Gothenburg 🇸🇪 101202191135157.25
10KTH Royal Institute of Technology 🇸🇪 20198201205176.25
11University of Bergen 🇳🇴 301194201166215.5
12Chalmers University of Technology 🇸🇪 301139201342245.75
13Aalto University 🇫🇮 401127201264248.25
14Aalborg University 🇩🇰 301305201250264.25
15Norwegian University of Science and Technology 🇳🇴 101360401281285.75
16University of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 301353251301301.5
17University of Turku 🇫🇮 301287351322315.25
18Umeå University 🇸🇪 401333351322351.75
19Linköping University 🇸🇪 301362401358355.5
20Tampere University 🇫🇮 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: Reykjavík 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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Ranking of Finnish Universities, 2020

* This ranking is for the year 2020. See the newest, 2021, ranking here: https://snmcgannon.com/2021/10/27/ranking-of-finnish-universities-2021/

Helsingin tuomiokirkko. Kuva: Steven McGannon.
RankInstitutionAverage World Rank
1University of Helsinki (Helsingin yliopisto)90.5
2Aalto University (Aalto-yliopisto)248.25
3University of Turku (Turun yliopisto)315.25
4Tampere University (Tampereen yliopisto)393
5University of Oulu (Oulun yliopisto)415.75
6University of Eastern Finland (Itä-Suomen yliopisto)453.25
7University of Jyväskylä (Jyväskylän yliopisto)490
8Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT-yliopisto)575.5
9Åbo Akademi University (Åbo Akademi)716
Table 1.

This is a ranking of the top universities in Finland ranked relative to each other for the year 2020-21.

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 Finnish university ranked on any 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 (Table 1.). The leftmost column shows rank based on average, the middle column shows the institution ranked, and the rightmost column shows overall average among world universities. If anything appears to be in error, please email me at tuulifunctional@snmcgannon.com.

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