The University of Copenhagen jumped six places from last year’s 51st place ranking to number 45 this year, making it the highest-ranking Nordic university.
-“Its ranking underlines the University of Copenhagen's status as a world-class research university," Ben Sowter, a researcher for QS, told Berlingske newspaper. "It has a strong reputation among academics and employers.”
The University of Copenhagen is Denmark's largest research and educational institution with nearly 35,000 students.
Five Danish universities listed in this year’s ranking
Next to the University of Copenhagen no less than four Danish Universities are listed in the ranking which is otherwise dominated by American and British institutions. Danish universities on the list include Aarhus University, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the University of Southern Denmark and Aalborg University.
The QS World University Ranking considers more than 2,000 universities and evaluates more than 700 to rank the world's best universities. The list is topped by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as Harvard and Cambridge Universities.
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