Universities in Denmark
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Denmark
10 out of 16
  • Universities in Denmark
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
23
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Denmark
  • (17 institution and 6 subject rankings)
27
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Denmark
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Denmark

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Denmark
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities updated with IT University of Copenhagen ranked highest among 8 listed universities in Denmark.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: New edition of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Engineering - Electrical & Electronic). 89 universities in Denmark ranked.
  • 28 Jan, 2021: THE Times Higher Education, UK published most recent results of THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education. Includes 2 universities from Denmark.
  • 01 Jan, 2021: Publication of Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities. IT University of Copenhagen with highest ranking among universities in Denmark ranked #31.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Denmark

Veterinary Science
#3 
IT University of Copenhagen
Biotechnology
#5 
Technical University of Denmark
Biological Sciences
#6 
IT University of Copenhagen
Agriculture & Forestry
#13 
IT University of Copenhagen
Philosophy
#27 
IT University of Copenhagen
Communication & Media Studies
#34 
IT University of Copenhagen
Statistics
#48 
IT University of Copenhagen
English Language & Literature
#78 
IT University of Copenhagen
Art & Design
#101 
Design School Kolding

Rankings of universities in Denmark 2021

#1

Aarhus University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (67 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #106 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #147 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #105 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Technical University of Denmark

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #187 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #103 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #118 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

IT University of Copenhagen

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (118 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #84 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #76 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #501 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#4

Aalborg University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (153 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #305 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #222 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

University of Southern Denmark

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (190 reviews)
  • #6 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #353 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #268 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

Roskilde University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (43 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #542 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #1329 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#7

University of Copenhagen

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (85 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #34 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #72 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #31 
CWTS Leiden Ranking
[Published 09 July, 2020]

#8

Danish School of Media and Journalism

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (38 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #9321 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#9

Aarhus School of Architecture

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (35 reviews)
  • #10 
  • #10881 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#10

The Royal Danish Academy of Music

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (55 reviews)
  • #11 
  • #11281 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#11

Design School Kolding

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (15 reviews)
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#12

The Royal Academy of Music

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (6 reviews)

#13

The Royal School of Library and Information Science

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (181 reviews)
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#14

Danish National Academy of Music


#15

University College Copenhagen


#16

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts


Denmark Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT +2

Telephone country code: +45

  • Largest cities in Denmark:
  • 1. Copenhagen: 1,155,000
  • 2. Aarhus: 235,000
  • 3. Odense: 145,000
  • 4. Aalborg: 120,000
  • 5. Frederiksberg: 95,000
Nobel prize laureates:
Dale T. Mortensen (Aarhus University, 2010)
 
Jens C. Skou (Aarhus University, 1997)
 
Aage N. Bohr (Niels Bohr Institute, 1975)
 
Ben R. Mottelson (Nordita, 1975)
 
Henrik Dam (Polytechnic Institute, 1943)
 
Johannes Fibiger (Copenhagen University, 1926)
 
Niels Bohr (Copenhagen University, 1922)
 
August Krogh (Copenhagen University, 1920)
 
Niels Ryberg Finsen (Finsen Medical Light Institute, 1903)
 

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FAQ

Aarhus University ranks #1 in Denmark in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Denmark Aalborg University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 26 rankings where Aalborg University is listed.

IT University of Copenhagen is ranked best in Denmark for Medicine & Health (Veterinary Science). See all rankings for the IT University of Copenhagen.

Technical University of Denmark is ranked best in Denmark for Engineering (Biotechnology). See all rankings for the Technical University of Denmark.

IT University of Copenhagen is ranked best in Denmark for Natural Sciences (Biological Sciences). See all rankings for the IT University of Copenhagen.

IT University of Copenhagen is ranked best in Denmark for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the IT University of Copenhagen.

IT University of Copenhagen is ranked best in Denmark for Social Studies & Humanities (Philosophy). See all rankings for the IT University of Copenhagen.

IT University of Copenhagen is ranked best in Denmark for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the IT University of Copenhagen.

IT University of Copenhagen is ranked best in Denmark for Mathematics (Statistics). See all rankings for the IT University of Copenhagen.

IT University of Copenhagen is ranked best in Denmark for Languages & Literature (English Language & Literature). See all rankings for the IT University of Copenhagen.

Design School Kolding is ranked best in Denmark for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the Design School Kolding.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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