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Rankings

Aalto University specialises in science, art, technology and business. We have improved markedly in rankings specific to these fields, and place high in well-known ranking lists.
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Technology

Ranking Finland Nordic countries Europe World
THE – Engineering & Technology 2018 1 5–6 27–35 101–125
US News – Engineering 2018 1 6 27 91
NTU – Engineering 2018 1 4 25 135
QS – Engineering & Technology 2018 1 8 54 150

Business

Ranking Finland Nordic countries Eurooe World
Financial Times – Executive Education (open) 2018 1 3 22 42
Financial Times – European Business Schools 2018 1 3 34 -
ShanghaiRanking - Management 2018 1 2 7 36
THE – Business & Economics 2018 1 2 18 62
QS – Business and Management studies 2018 1 2–5 16–33 51–100
US News – Economics and Business 2018 1 2 19 55

Art and Design

Ranking Finland Nordic countries Europe World
QS – Art & Design 2018 1 1 4 9
BoF – Fashion 2017 1 1 4 (BA)
11 (MA)
5 (BA)
14 (MA)

Young universities (under 50 years)

Ranking Finland Nordic countries Europe World
QS – Top 50 under 50 2018 1 1 3 9
THE Young University Rankings 2018 1 1 13 22

 

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
Shanghai Ranking – Telecommunications
Engineering 2018
1 3 6 28
Shanghai Ranking – Computer Science and
Engineering 2018
1 2-3 10–14 51–75
Leiden Ranking – Mathematics and
Computer Science (number of top10% papers) 2018
1 3 14 77
US News – Computer Science 2018 1 1 7 43
NTU – Computer Science 2018 1 1 10 72
THE – Computer Science 2018 1 2 30 88

 

Materials and sustainable use of natural resources

Ranking Finland Nordic countries Europe World
Shanghai Ranking – Mining and Mineral Engineering 2018 1 3 10–13 51–75
NTU – Chemical Engineering 2018 1 6 25 109
US News – Materials Science 2018 1 5 31 141

 

Art and design

Ranking Finland Nordic countries Europe World
QS – Art & Design 2018 1 1 4 9
QS – Architecture / Built Environment 2018 1 2 17 46
BoF – Fashion 2017 1 1 4 (BA)
11 (MA)
5 (BA)
14 (MA)

 

Global business dynamics

Ranking Finland Nordic countries Europe World
Shanghai Ranking – Business Administration 2018 1 1 4 34
Financial Times – Masters in Management (Aalto) 2018 1 3 42 46
Financial Times – Masters in Management (CEMS) 2018 1 1 9 9
Financial Times – Executive Education (open) 2018 1 3 22 42
Financial Times – Executive Education (customised) 2018 1 2 24 44

 

Advanced energy solutions

Ranking Finland Nordic countries Europe World
Shanghai – Electrical & Electronic Engineering 2018 1 4–5 14–23 51–75
NTU – Electrical Engineering 2018 1 3 24 119

 

Human-centered living environments

Ranking Finland Nordic countries Europe World
QS –  Architecture / Built Environment 2018 1 2 17 46
Shanghai Ranking – Transportation Science and Technology 2018 1 4–6 18–27 76–100
NTU – Civil Engineering 2018 1 8 30 121

 

 

Health and wellbeing

Ranking Finland Nordic countries Europe World
Shanghai Ranking – Medical Technology 2018 1 8–9 56–78 101–150

 

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