University of Helsinki’s still the best Finnish university in the international QS World University ranking

The University of Helsinki’s position in the international QS World University ranking dropped. However, research impact and academic reputation ranked higher than during the previous year.

The University of Helsinki placed as 102nd in this year's QS World University Ranking. This means a drop of 11 positions from last year’s 91st place.

However, the QS indicator measuring the University of Helsinki’s research impact was higher than last year. In addition, researchers surveyed for the ranking evaluated the University of Helsinki’s academic reputation to be higher than last year.

The University dropped in the indicators measuring employer reputation, the ratio of international staff and students as well as the ratio of teachers to students.

The QS World University Ranking is among the most esteemed and well-known university rankings alongside the Shanghai Ranking and the Times Higher Education. The QS ranking involves more than 4,000 universities, and the results are published for the top 980.

International university rankings evaluate the amount and impact of research conducted at institutions of higher education, the quality of teaching, the reputation of the institutions in question among researchers and employers as well as the extent of their international outlook. 

Read more about university rankings