Scientific impact

US universities top the list, with nineteen of the top twenty places taken by American universities, starting with Rockefeller University at number one.

Stockholm University is placed at 140 worldwide, an improvement of one place compared to last year, 2013. Nationally, the University is placed second for scientific impact, after Karolinska Institutet in first place.

Scientific impact is measured by three different indicators, of which the citation indicator PP(top 10%) is the most important, according to the creators of the methodology used in the ranking.

Scientific collaboration

Based on the proportion of international collaborative publications PP(int collab), Stockholm University has top place in Sweden, and 19th place internationally.

The University is placed within the top 50 universities in the world for the subject areas of Earth and environmental sciences, Mathematics, computer science, and engineering, Medical sciences and Natural sciences. The University is national top within three subject categories: Mathematics, computer science, and engineering, Medical sciences and Natural sciences.

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2014

The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2014 measures the scientific performance of 750 major universities worldwide. Using a sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators, the ranking aims to provide highly accurate measurements of the scientific impact of universities and of universities’ involvement in scientific collaboration. The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2014 is based on Web of Science indexed publications from the period 2009–2012.

The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2014 uses seven subject categories: Cognitive sciences, Earth and environmental sciences, Life sciences, Mathematics, computer science, and engineering, Medical sciences, Natural sciences, and Social sciences.

More information about the University’s position in global rankings:

www.su.se/english/ranking