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UCPH drops seven places to 116 on Times Higher Education ranking

Rankings — The University of Copenhagen has dropped from number 109 to 116 on the Times Higher Education list of the world's best universities. UCPH is still Denmark's best university.

Each year a number of international rankings are published that compare universities to each other.

UCPH in the rankings

QS World University Rankings 79

THE World University Rankings (2019) 116

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) – Shanghai (2018): 29

Leiden Ranking* (2018 39

Leiden Ranking** (2018): 160

*Number of publications in the top 10 per cent of most cited publications.
** Proportion of publications that belong to the top 10 per cent of the most cited publications.

According to one of the most internationally recognised rankings, Times Higher Education (THE) for 2019, the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) has dropped seven places from number 109 to 116. But despite the decline, UCPH is still Denmark’s best higher education institution according to the list.

Aarhus University dropped from the 109th spot (which it shared with UCPH last year) to 123. There are a total of four Danish universities on the list compared to seven last year.

1,250 higher education institutions

The list includes more than 1,250 higher education institutions throughout the world. The study looks at a number of different criteria: Teaching (counts for 15 per cent), research (18 per cent), number of citations, international outlook, and cooperation with companies.

Read more about the Times Higher Education ranking, and see the full list here.