The Academic Ranking of World Universities (AWRU) 2014, released on 15 August by the Institute of Higher Education at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and considered as one of the most important lists in the international discussion of ranking, focuses on research and academic results by students, university staff and alumni. Its ambition to use objectively measurable indicators gives it recognition in the scientific sphere of ranking.

Its first ranking list was published in 2003. In total it appraises 1,200 universities worldwide and ranks 500 of them in a report which is published annually.

Third place in Sweden

On the list of the world’s top 100 universities, Stockholm University can be found on third place in Sweden, with Karolinska Institute placed first at 47 and Uppsala University second at 60. Harvard University tops the world list for the 12th year in a row.

In the field of Science and the subject of Chemistry, Stockholm University is ranked first among the Swedish universities represented on the list.