Over the years, the University of Helsinki’s QS ranking has fluctuated between 67th and 129th. This year, however, the ranking employed a new methodology, making the current results incomparable with previous years.
“The way the QS ranking interprets research citations does not favour universities which are particularly strong in the natural sciences, medicine, and the life sciences in general, such as the University of Helsinki,” says Markus Laitinen, Head of International Affairs at the University.
In the latest QS ranking, the University of Helsinki received its highest subject-specific rankings for arts and humanities (67th) and life sciences (78th). In addition, the ratio of teachers to students at the University of Helsinki is the top 53rd in the world, enabling high-quality teaching.
The QS World University Ranking is conducted annually. It evaluates the best universities in the world both overall and by subject. The ranking covers more than 800 universities around the world.
Many institutions produce university rankings, but the QS ranking is considered to be among the most important in addition to the Shanghai ranking and the Times Higher Education World University ranking.