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.

University 2018 rank 2017 rank
Lund University 78 73
KTH Royal Institute of Technology 98 95
Uppsala University 112 98
Chalmers University of Technology 133 139
Stockholm University 195 160
University of Gothenburg 283 264
Linköping University 287 282
Umeå University 338 294

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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.

University Rank 2018 Number of students per staff International students
Karolinska Institute 38 10.9 19%
Uppsala University 86 17.3 11%
Lund University 93 12.1 16%
Stockholm University 134 24.9 8%
KTH Royal Institute of Technology 173 16.0 17%
University of Gothenburg 198 10.0 13%
Chalmers University of Technology 201-250 11.4 16%
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 251-300 4.4 4%
Umeå University 251-300 11.7 10%
Örebro University 351-400 16.4 2%

 

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