Aalto University improved its ranking in the QS World University Rankings 2021 and placed 127th among universities in the world. Last year’s ranking was 134.
The QS evaluates universities according to six metrics. Aalto placed best in Finland in three areas: number of research citations per faculty, proportion of international faculty members and proportion of international students. Other indicators used in the ranking are academic reputation and employer reputation, in which Aalto placed second in Finland, and student to faculty ratio, in which Aalto placed fourth. In the overall ranking, Aalto University was number two in Finland.
The number of research citations per faculty has been determined from information in the Scopus database, and it has been calculated relative to the number of research faculty and normalised according to the five different main branches of science. Employer reputation is based on a reputation survey to which 50 000 employers worldwide submitted responses. Academic reputation is based on assessments given by over 100 000 academics.
The QS World Ranking evaluated the top one thousand universities in the world. According to the QS Ranking there are a total of 26 000 universities worldwide.
QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) is one of the world's most important university rankings. In the recent 'QS top 50 under 50' ranking, QS listed the best young universities in the world. Aalto placed 9th in this ranking.
In addition to the general rankings, QS produces rankings in specific fields of science and regional rankings. These specific rankings are more relevant to Aalto University than the general rankings, as Aalto specialises in technology, business and arts.
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