QS Ranking: Aalto among the top 1% of universities in the world

08.06.2017

Aalto is Finland's top university with regard to relative number of research citations.

Aalto University ranked as Finland's best university in four indicators used in the QS World University Rankings 2018. Aalto's overall ranking was 137th in the world, which means it is among the top 1 per cent of all universities. Over a period of five years, Aalto's ranking in the QS Ranking has risen by 59 places.

Aalto placed best in Finland in its number of research citations per faculty, employer reputation, proportion of international faculty members and international students. Other indicators used in the ranking are academic reputation in which Aalto placed second in Finland and student to faculty ratio in which Aalto placed fifth.

The number of research citations per faculty has been determined from information in the Scopus database, and it has been calculated relative to the number of research faculty and normalised according to the five different main branches of science. According to QS, the result is an estimate of the impact and quality of the scientific work produced by universities.

Employer reputation is based on a reputation survey to which more than 40 000 employers worldwide submitted responses. Academic reputation is based on assessments given by 75 000 academics.

The QS World Ranking evaluated nearly one thousand universities. According to the QS Ranking there are a total of 26 000 universities worldwide.

QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) is one of the world's most important university rankings. In addition to the general ranking, it produces rankings in specific fields of science and regional rankings.

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