Aalto finishes 90th in Times Higher Education (THE) Computer Science ranking


Our engineering and technology field is also among the world's top 100, with its 99th place finish.

Aalto University places well in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking in the listings for the scientific fields of Computer Science and of Engineering and technology.

In Computer Science Aalto is the 90th best in the world in this ranking. The top three in the world include Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of Oxford. Other Finnish universities to make the list were the University of Helsinki (ranking 93rd) and the University of Oulu (ranking between 126–150). The ranking for Computer Science was published last year for the first time, but Aalto did not participate in the ranking at that time by submitting information on Computer Science. This year the 300 best universities in the field were listed.

In the field of Engineering and technology Aalto is the 99th best in the world in this ranking. In addition to Aalto, Finnish universities making the list of the 500 best universities in the world in the field in question included the University of Oulu (ranking between 201–250) and Lappeenranta University of Technology and Tampere University of Technology (rankings between 301–400). The top three in the world in Engineering and technology are Stanford University, California Institute of Technology, and University of Oxford. So far only the 100 best of the THE rankings of Engineering and technology have been released and the last time that Aalto finished in the top 100 was in 2014. 

‘We are very proud of the great progress and good rankings in the fields in tough international competition’, says Aalto University President Ilkka Niemelä.

Times Higher Education (THE) is one of the world's most important university rankings. THE’s general ranking measures the performance of universities with 13 indicators in the areas of international research, citations, teaching and research funding from companies. In addition to the general ranking, it produces rankings in specific fields of science and regional rankings. Aalto's general ranking is 190th on the list of 1,100 best universities worldwide. The general ranking was published on 5 September 2017. In the THE comparison of the 200 best universities in Business & Economics, published on 4 October, Aalto is in 58th place. THE does not make comparisons in the arts as a separate category.

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking released its rankings in the fields of Computer Science and Engineering and technology on Tuesday, 17 October.

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