Stockholm University in world ranking tables
Stockholm University is one of the 200 highest-ranked universities in the world and one of the top 50 universities in Europe according to several well-established university ranking tables.
The different rankings use different methods for measuring quality. Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE), QS Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) are considered the most influential university rankings in the world.
Stockholm University's position in these rankings 2015/2016:
• ARWU (Shanghai): 81
• THE: 144
• QS World University Rankings: 196
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
The Academic Ranking of World Universities – sometimes called the Shanghai Ranking – is conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (CWCU). The indicators they use to rank the universities are:
- The number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals.
- The number of highly cited researchers (selected by Thomson Reuters).
- The number of articles published in journals Nature and Science.
- The number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and the per capita performance of a university.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE)
This ranking is published by the TSL Education Ltd, a company specialising in the education sector, in conjunction with rankings data provider Thomson Reuters. The method involves sending out questionnaires to selected people and reviewing statistics on the basis of 13 indicators in these five areas:
- Teaching (the learning environment)
- Research (volume, income and reputation)
- Citations (research influence)
- International outlook (staff, students and research)
- Industry income (knowledge transfer).
QS World University Rankings
This ranking is published by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), a company specialising in information for the higher education sector.
Stockholm University is in the top 200 in the world and ranked fifth in Sweden. The ranking is based on the following criteria:
- Academic Reputation from Global Survey 40%
- Faculty Student Ratio 20%
- Citations per Faculty from Scopus 20%
- Employer Reputation from Global Survey 10%
- Proportion of International Students 5%
Twelve subjects ranked within the top one hundred
Environmental Science (40)
Social Policy & Administration (46)
Linguistics, Anthropology, Archaeology, Communication & Media Studies, Earth & Marine Sciences, Economics, Chemistry, Philosophy and Geology & Oceanograhy are all ranked within the top one hundred (51 - 100).
Ten top subjects in Sweden
Ten subjects were also ranked first within Sweden. Stockholm University has Sweden's top research and education within Anthropology, Communication & Media Studies, Geology & Oceanography, Education, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Chemistry, Philosophy, Social Policy & Administration and Sociology.
The Leiden Ranking is carried out by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University; it is actually not one ranking but several. Different indicators are used which produces a range of different rankings.
The ranking is based on publication- and citation data from the Web of Science database, but it does not take into account the size of the institution. The universities that have at least 1 000 publications in a variety of journals indexed by Web of Science during the past four years are included. The ranking does not include conference or book publications, a limitation affecting some of Stockholm University’s areas of strength such as computer science, social sciences and the humanities.
Stockholm University is ranked 260 in the world according to indicator P (top 10%). Within Sweden, Stockholm University is in fifth place. Other universities in Sweden that top this ranking in Sweden are Gothenburg University (186), Uppsala University (117), Lund University (85) and Karolinska Institutet (79), also based on indicator P (top 10%).
Below is Stockholm University in a comparison with other European universities:
• THE: ranked the 65th best university in Europe (2016)
• QS: ranked 87th best university in Europe (2016)
• Shanghai: ranked the 26th best university in Europe (2016)
• Leiden ranking: ranked 97th best university in Europe, according to P (top 10%) indicator (2016)
March 9, 2017
Stockholm University ranking news
- 12 Subjects ranked in top 100 2017-03-09
- Stockholm world’s 10th most desirable student city 2017-02-15
- Stockholm University tops ranking in educating employable graduates 2016-11-28
- Stockholm University ranked third in driving environmental awareness 2016-11-27
- Stockholm University at 144th place in THE ranking 2016-09-26
- Stockholm University at 196 in latest QS ranking 2016-09-07
- New index shows Stockholm University publication expansion is world-class 2016-07-28
- Stockholm University fifth in the world in Environmental Science 2016-06-16
- Sweden top five in ranking of a country’s commitment to higher education and research 2016-06-14
- Result of Leiden Ranking 2016 2016-05-19
- Fifteen subjects ranked within the top one hundred 2016-03-22
- Stockholm University 54 in the world within Life sciences 2015-11-02