Aalto University placed 139th in QS university rankings

The QS World University Rankings are based on reputation factors, research citations and internationalism.

The ranking of Aalto University went up by nearly 50 positions in the QS World University Rankings published on 15 September 2015. This year, Aalto University was ranked 139th among the universities of the world, whereas it was placed 187th last year.

50 per cent of the QS World University Ranking is based on a survey regarding opinions on university reputation, responded by both universities and employers. The ranking also includes an examination of research citations, student-to-faculty ratio and the number of international academic faculty.

The methodology of the ranking has slightly changed from previous years. This year, for example differences between scientific fields regarding citation practices have been taken into account.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from the USA placed first in the rankings. QS ranking selected nearly 900 universities around the world for assessment. Depending on the method of calculation, there are approximately between 17 000 and 22 000 universities in the world.

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