Published: 06-09-2017 08:19 | Updated: 14-11-2017 16:14

KI scores high in world rankings – but drops down THE table

In this year’s world university rankings, Karolinska Institutet retains its position as Sweden’s top ranking university but has fallen from number 28 to 38 in the Times Higher Education listing.

In the so-called Shanghai ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities) league table released in August, KI ranks as number 44, the same position as 2016. Amongst its European counterparts, KI ranks as number 12.

In the ARWU "Clinical Science" category, KI ranks as number 21 in the world and 5 in Europe, while in "Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences" KI ranks as number 7 in the world and 3 in Europe. In "Biological Sciences", KI’s position is number 14 in the world and 3 in Europe.

Sweden has 11 universities in the top 500, and three in the top 100: KI at number 44, Uppsala University at 63 and Stockholm University at 74.

Shanghai ARWU

Britain’s Times Higher Education (THE) published today its own ranking of world universities. Here Karolinska Institutet ranks as number 38 (down from 28 in 2016) of all the world’s universities, regardless of specialisation. KI is the top ranking university in Sweden and the Nordic region, however, and ranks as number 11 in Europe.

Times Higher Education (THE)