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%).
Here is the ranking of best universities in Sweden in 2018 and 2017 according to QS world university ranking.
|University||2018 rank||2017 rank|
|KTH Royal Institute of Technology||98||95|
|Chalmers University of Technology||133||139|
|University of Gothenburg||283||264|
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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%).
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|
|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%|