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UCPH drops to number 73 on QS world rankings

Rankings — UCPH is placed well on the new QS World Rankings in spite of a drop in five places worldwide and two places in Europe.

The QS World University Rankings 2017/2018 is out, and the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) has dropped five places compared to last year’s number 68 ranking worldwide. UCPH is now number 73 in the world and 22 in Europe (20th last year).

Despite the slight slip on the overall list, UCPH is still the best-placed university in Scandinavia. If you look at the lists based on subject area, UCPH has seven programmes in the top 20. The top scoring education programme is veterinary medicine, which is ranked as number 13 in the world. Among the other programmes in the top 20, development studies is 14th and anthropology is 16th.

As usual, US and British universities are heavily represented at the top of the tables, and occupy all nine of the top 10 spots. At the top is MIT, followed by Stanford and Harvard.

QS’ method

Universities’ placings are based on an overall score made up from the following six indicators:

1. Academic Reputation (counts 40%)
2. Employer Reputation (counts 10%)
3. Faculty Student Ratio (counts 20%)
4. Citation per Faculty (counts 20%)
5. International Faculty (counts 5%)
6. International Students (counts 5%)

How do you measure it?

The University of Copenhagen’s total score is 69.2 out of 100. It is an average of six factors (see fact box on the right).

UCPH scores high in academic reputation (81.7), faculty / student ratio (99.9) and international faculty (84.9), but low in citation per faculty (26.9) and international students (26.5).



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