The University of Helsinki has been named the world’s 107th best university, according to the QS World University Rankings. The ranking has seen the University of Helsinki rise 3 places from last year when it was placed 110th.
The University of Helsinki again ranks 1st in Finland, and among Nordic universities, it retained its fourth place. In Europe, the University of Helsinki places 36th.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology is named the world number-one for the eighth consecutive year. The top universities are from the US and UK, and the highest ranked Nordic university is the University of Copenhagen, placed 72nd.
QS use six indicators to compile the ranking: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty/student ratio, international faculty ratio and international student ratio.
As for the individual ranking indicators, the University of Helsinki saw an improvement in academic and employer reputation as well as in citations per faculty, which indicates research impact. There was a decrease in the indicators for faculty/student ratio and international faculty and student ratio.
The QS Ranking is among the most recognized international rankings. QS rank a thousand universities from 82 different locations.