Success in key areas

The cornerstones of Aalto University research are four fundamental competence areas: ICT and digitalisation, materials and sustainable use of natural resources, global business dynamics, and arts and design.  Aalto University also focuses on three integrative multidisciplinary themes: advanced energy solutions, health and wellbeing, and human-centered living environments.

The rankings listed below compare all these key areas and show the high quality of research and teaching at Aalto University. 

 

ICT and digitalisation

Ranking Finland Nordic countries Europe World
ARWU (Shanghai) – Computer Science 2015 1 5 36–52 151–200
US News – Computer Science 2016 1 2 14 60
NTU – Computer Science 2016 1 1 13 79
QS – Computer Science and Information Systems 2016 1 2–6 32–50 101–150
CWTS Leiden Mathematics and Computer Science (number of top10% papers) 2016 1 2 20 97


Materials and sustainable use of natural resources

Ranking Finland Nordic countries​ Europe World
NTU – Chemical Engineering 2016 1 5 18 92
NTU – Materials Science 2016 1 3 20 123
US News – Materials Science 2016 1 5 25 130
QS – Engineering, Chemical 2016 1 5–6 39–55 151–200
QS – Materials Science 2016 1 2–3 12–28 51–100
CWTS Leiden – Physical Sciences and Engineering (number of top10% papers) 2016 1 5 57 185
Shanghai - Chemical Engineering 2016 1 6 26-37 76-100
Shanghai - Materials Science and Engineering 2016 1 3 21-29 76-100


Global business dynamics

Ranking Finland Nordic countries​ Europe World
Financial Times – Executive MBA 2016 1 3 25 61
Financial Times – European Business Schools 2015 1 2 32 n/a
Financial Times – Masters in Management (Aalto) 2015 1 3 48 51
QS - Accounting and finance 2016 1 3-5 33-53 101-150
QS – Business and Management Studies 2016 1 2–5 15-35 51–100


Arts and design

Ranking Finland Nordic countries​ Europe World
QS – Art & Design 2016 1 1 6 17
QS – Architecture / Built Environment 2016 1 2–6 17–31 51–100


Advanced energy solutions

Ranking Finland Nordic
countries​
Europe World
Shanghai – Electrical & Electronic Engineering 2016 1 3-4 12-17 51-75
Shanghai – Energy Science & Engineering 2016 1 7-10 33-48 101-150
Shanghai – Mechanical Engineering 2016 1 4-6 13-24 51-75
NTU – Electrical Engineering 2016 1 3 22 96
NTU Mechanical Engineering 2016 1 7 52 166


Human-centred living environments

Ranking Finland Nordic
countries
Europe World
Shanghai –  Civil Engineering 2016 1 5-6 27-33 76-100
QS –  Architecture / Built Environment  1 2-6 17-31 51-100
NTU – Civil Engineering 2016 1 8 37 129

 

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