Best universities in Sweden based on QS and Times Higher Education Ranking

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Best universities in Sweden
Article: Best universities in Sweden, photo from study.eu

Sweden is home to a few world-renowned top universities in the world. One of the main reasons why Swedish universities ranked among the top universities in the world is their research infrastructure, research environment, and high quality of education. Here in this post, we will focus on the QS World University Ranking and Times Higher Education World University Ranking to figure out the best universities in Sweden.

QS World University Ranking 2018 and best universities in Sweden: QS world university ranking is an annual university ranking published by the British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). This QS world university ranking is considered as one of the most influential university rankings in the world. The ranking is based on six indicators with different weighting and are: academic peer review (weighing 40%), faculty/student ratio (weighing 20%), citations per faculty (weighing 20%), employer reputation (weighing 10%), international student ratio (weighing 5%), and international staff ratio (weighing 5%).

Lund University - one of the best universities in Sweden
Photo: Lund University – one of the best universities in Sweden, photo from lunduniversity.lu.se

Here is the ranking of best universities in Sweden in 2018 and 2017 according to QS world university ranking.

University2018 rank2017 rank
Lund University7873
KTH Royal Institute of Technology9895
Uppsala University11298
Chalmers University of Technology133139
Stockholm University195160
University of Gothenburg283264
Linköping University287282
Umeå University338294

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Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2018 and best universities in Sweden: Times higher education world university ranking is the annual ranking of world universities published by Times Higher Education (THE) magazine. The THE ranking is based on few indicators with different weighting as: industry income – innovation (weighing 2.5%), international diversity (weighing 5%), teaching – the learning environment (weighing 30%), research – volume, income and reputation (weighing 30%), and citations – research influence (weighing 32.5%).

Karolinska Institute - One of the top-ranked universities in Sweden
Photo: Karolinska Institute – One of the top-ranked universities in Sweden, Photo from thelocal.se

Based on the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking, the list of best universities in Sweden is given below.

UniversityRank 2018Number of students per staffInternational students
Karolinska Institute3810.919%
Uppsala University8617.311%
Lund University9312.116%
Stockholm University13424.98%
KTH Royal Institute of Technology17316.017%
University of Gothenburg19810.013%
Chalmers University of Technology201-25011.416%
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences251-3004.44%
Umeå University251-30011.710%
Örebro University351-40016.42%

 

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