The university reputation ranking is based on an expert survey conducted by Times Higher Education. Respondents were asked to name the best universities in terms of teaching and research.
Rector Jukka Kola is very pleased with the news.
“It is very difficult for universities from outside the English-speaking world to be included on this list. Placing in the top one hundred is also important for our future success, since universities with good reputations attract the best researchers and students.”
Times Higher Education only publishes the names of the top one hundred universities. The survey is the most esteemed and reliable of all international university reputation rankings.
Four Nordic universities included
Harvard University continues at the top of the ranking, followed by the British universities Cambridge and Oxford. Of the Nordic universities, the University of Uppsala and the University of Copenhagen were ranked in the 81-90 bracket together with the University of Helsinki. The Karolinska Institutet placed 45th.
The survey involved more than 10,000 respondents from over 140 countries, selected to ensure the reliability as well as geographical and disciplinary diversity of the results. The respondents had an average of 18 years’ research experience.
The University of Helsinki is also the highest-placing Finnish university in the Shanghai and QS rankings.