Aalto University number one in higher education comparison by Talouselämä magazine
In its review of higher education, Talouselämä magazine produced a ranking of Finnish university units in the fields of economics and science and technology. Aalto University reached number one in both categories.
The attractiveness and reputation of the Aalto University School of Economics received the maximum score of 10. Aalto received a 9 for rapid progress of studies and international accreditations, among others.
Aalto topped the comparison in the teaching resources section, which listed the number of teaching staff and the facilities and equipment of the university, and in the salary level of graduates from the School of Economics.
Aalto also obtained an excellent score for attractiveness in the comparison between university units in the field of science and technology. The salaries of graduates from the Aalto University schools of technology were higher compared to graduates from other universities. Teaching resources and the employment percentage of graduates were also rated as good.
According to the ranking performed by Talouselämä, the fields of education at Aalto University included in the comparison showed some room for improvement in terms of the number of scientific publications. In addition, there would be room for growth in the number of higher level university degrees, such as doctoral degrees.
The ranking included a total of ten units from the field of economics and seven units from the field of science and technology. All units included in the comparison were Finnish.
The magazine compared the units to each other using indicators based on reference figures obtained from the databases of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish National Board of Education, research reports by the Finnish Association of Business School Graduates (SEFE) and the Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland (TEK), data from Statistics Finland and international university comparisons.
Talouselämä's article on the higher education review (in Finnish, talouselama.fi)