Karolinska Institutet maintains its strong position in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings
The annual ranking is compiled by Times Higher Education (THE) in the UK. In the most recent THE ranking (2020/2021), which was published on September 2, Karolinska Institutet ranks 36th in the world among all universities, regardless of specialization. Last year's corresponding ranking was number 41. Among European universities, KI is in 9th place. Since 2011, when THE changed its methodology, KI's overall placement has varied between 28th and 44th.
According to the latest THE subject area ranking (2019/2020), Karolinska Institutet is ranked 12th in the world and 5th in Europe in the area of “Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health”.
At the top of the overall ranking is the University of Oxford, which also ranked first the previous year. Among other Swedish universities, Lund University is in 103rd place and Uppsala University in 111th place.