KI and other European universities drop in Times Higher Education rankings
KI is still the Nordic Region’s highest ranking university, but has dropped ten places from 39 to 49 in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) overall rankings over all subject fields. Other EU universities have also dropped, while those in Asia, especially China, have advanced. The UK and USA remain relatively stable. Universities with a technological profile have also fared better than the average.
Within the EU, KI has dropped from third place to sixth. Swedish universities in the top 200 are Lund University at 119 (166 in 2021), Uppsala University at 148 (131), the Royal Institute of Technology at 155 (201–250) and Stockholm University at 176 (176). All the top ranking Nordic universities have also fallen back, most particularly Copenhagen University at 114 (94). Oslo University has ended up at 126 (119) and Helsinki University at 110 (101). As last year, the highest ranking of all is the University of Oxford.
As far as KI is concerned, the different THE subject lists are in many respects more relevant and will be published by the THE in the coming weeks. The THE’s global university rankings are based on hard data such as citations and internationalisation factors, as well as email surveys on familiarity and reputation.