Mirjam Kalland, vice-dean for research affairs, says that the ranking is a pleasing indication of the Faculty’s excellent international reputation and high-quality and high-impact research.
“The result will encourage us to continue to develop the Faculty to become a world leader. Our aim is to rank in the top 10 by 2030. However, this aim is not an end in itself because we are continuously enhancing the quality of our research and teaching.”
Among European universities the University of Helsinki was ranked fifth right after the universities of London, Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh, and was the leading university in the Nordic countries.
The QS ranking is based on four separately scored areas: academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and the h-index. These factors are weighted in the overall assessment by subject-specific criteria.