University of Helsinki ranked among top 100 globally in 19 subjects

Dentistry and oral sciences ranked best, placing 24th.

The University of Helsinki places within the top 100 universities in the world in 19 subjects, according to the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by the international Shanghai Ranking. In nine subjects the University of Helsinki ranks in top 50.

Among the top ranked subjects are Dentistry & Oral Sciences (ranked 24th), Atmospheric Science (35) and Ecology (39).

This release contains rankings of universities in 54 subjects across Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences. In total, more than 4000 universities were ranked. Universities from the United States top the ranking, taking number one position in 31 subjects. The best performing institution is Harvard University.

Ranking indicators include measures of research quality, extent of international collaboration, research with top quality, and the highest academic recognitions.

The Shanghai Ranking is one of the most esteemed international university rankings. More information about the rankings by subject can be found in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list.

The University of Helsinki in the Global Rank­ing of Aca­de­mic Sub­jects 2018

Ranked 1–50 

Dentistry & Oral Sciences 24

Atmospheric Science 35

Ecology 39

Biotechnology 43

Remote Sensing 45

Public Health 45

Agricultural Sciences 45

Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 46

Geography 50


Ranked 51–100

Biological Sciences 51–75

Veterinary Sciences 51–75

Communication 51–75

Education 76–100

Sociology 76–100

Mathematics 76–100

Clinical Medicine 76–100

Food science & technology 76–100

Environmental science & engineering 76–100

Biomedical engineering 76–100


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