News

Aalto University's art and design again ranked as 7th best in the world

Aalto also ranked among the QS Rankings top 100 in the fields of architecture and built environment, and business and management studies.
QS Ranking 2020

QS World University Rankings published its field-specific rankings for 2020 on the 4th of March. The rankings covered 48 academic fields.

Just as it did last year, QS ranked Aalto 7th best in the field of art and design and in the field of architecture and built environment, Aalto rose one place to 41th position.

In business and management studies, Aalto maintained its ranking within the range 51–100.

In economics and econometrics and environmental sciences, the university improved its position, rising to be included among the 101st–150th best. Computer science and information systems, engineering – electrical and electronic, accounting and finance, and material science maintained their positions between 101st and 150th.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) achieved more world-leading performances than any other university. It achieved the number-one rank in 12 subject tables, ahead of Harvard University (11) and the University of Oxford (8).

The QS World University Rankings by Subject emphasise both the university's reputation in the world of academia and among employers as well as research publications and citation numbers. The weighing of these different factors in the results varies between fields.

The QS World University Rankings also compare universities as a whole and Aalto ranked 134th in the previous QS overall rankings.

Aalto University specialises in technology, economics and art, and thus the most relevant rankings for Aalto are field- and subject-specific. Depending on the criteria used, there are between 17 000 and 22 000 universities in the world.

QS World University Rankings by Subject

Rankings

Aalto University performs well in international university rankings. In subject-specific rankings, we place 6th globally in art & design and are in the top 100 in several other subjects. We have gathered information on our performance in the best-known university rankings on this page.

Read more
Aalto University students enjoying sunny weather
  • Published:
  • Updated:

Read more news

Cone Calorimeter Testing
Research & Art Published:

BIOSUOJA project is saving lives by developing bio-based fire retardant coatings

A talented group of young researchers is making these non-toxic coatings out of wood.
A visual AI-generated sketch for urban development in Battersea district in London
Cooperation, Research & Art, Studies Published:

Architecture students use AI to design social innovations for London

The project combined qualitative evolutionary design and visual generative artificial intelligence, for the first time.
The picture shows the menu, in which the CO2 emissions are marker with color codes and the price in euros.
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

New research: Labeling carbon footprint affects the choices of mass catering customers – and the labeling method matters, too!

A recent study conducted in Germany shows that customers in a student canteen choose low-emission meals when presented with the carbon footprint of meals. This effect was strongest when the information was color-coded in a traffic-light scheme and translated into environmental costs in euros. According to one of the researchers, these findings could also be relevant for Finland, where mass catering is particularly popular.
Dr. Swarnalok De and logos of the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Aalto University and MMD group
Research & Art Published:

Dr. Swarnalok De receives a one-year grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation

Awarded for research on the development of wearable healthcare sensors for autonomous health monitoring of the aging population