Universities in Finland
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Finland
28 out of 41
  • Universities in Finland
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
22
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Finland
  • (16 institution and 6 subject rankings)
25
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Finland
  • Among TOP 200

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

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Finland
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Publication of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. University of Helsinki with highest ranking among universities in Finland ranked #110.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: Publication of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Engineering - Electrical & Electronic). Aalto University with highest ranking among universities in Finland ranked #6.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: UniRank 4icu - World Ranking updated with University of Helsinki in position 111.
  • 28 Jan, 2021: THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education updated with Aalto University ranked highest among 2 listed universities in Finland.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Finland

Art & Design
#6 
Aalto University
Philosophy
#20 
University of Helsinki
Library & Information Management
#21 
University of Tampere
Nursing
#29 
University of Turku
Environmental Sciences
#30 
University of Helsinki
Agriculture
#39 
University of Helsinki
Biotechnology
#43 
University of Helsinki
Linguistics
#50 
University of Helsinki
Communication & Media Studies
#50 
University of Tampere

Rankings of universities in Finland 2021

#1

University of Helsinki

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (52 reviews)
  • #1 
  • #98 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #104 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #110 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Aalto University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (123 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #127 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #208 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

University of Turku

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (54 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #287 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #309 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#4

University of Tampere

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #409 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #280 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

University of Oulu

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  • #3 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #408 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #310 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

University of Jyväskylä

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (39 reviews)
  • #7 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #333 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #421 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

University of Eastern Finland

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #6 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #499 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #351 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#8

Abo Akademi University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (42 reviews)
  • #8 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #571 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #453 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#9

Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #480 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #580 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #1060 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#10

University of Lapland

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (40 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #619 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #2444 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #2342 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#11

Hanken, Hanken School of Economics

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (16 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #586 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #1358 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #2186 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#12

University of Vaasa

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (43 reviews)
  • #10 
  • #580 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #2649 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#13

University of the Arts Helsinki

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  • #13 
  • #3591 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#14

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (41 reviews)
  • #14 
  • #4091 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#15

Novia University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #5145 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#16

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

  • #17 
  • #5405 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#17

Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #16 
  • #5405 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#18

Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (64 reviews)
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  • #18 
  • #5792 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#19

HAMK University of Applied Sciences

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  • #19 
  • #6582 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#20

Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (7 reviews)
  • #20 
  • #7480 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#21

Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (8 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #9117 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#22

Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #22 
  • #9388 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#23

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (45 reviews)
  • #23 
  • #9457 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#24

Diaconia University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (26 reviews)
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  • #24 
  • #10432 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#25

HUMAK University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (13 reviews)
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  • #25 
  • #10675 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#26

Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (47 reviews)
  • #26 
  • #10797 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#27

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

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  • #27 
  • #10921 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#28

Tampere University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (101 reviews)
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  • #46 
  • #896 
CWTS Leiden Ranking
[Published 09 July, 2020]

#29

Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (13 reviews)
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#30

Lahti University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (8 reviews)

#31

TAMK University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (22 reviews)
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#32

Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (87 reviews)
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#33

Arcada University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (55 reviews)
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#34

Vaasa University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (31 reviews)
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#35

HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences

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#36

Savonia University of Applied Sciences

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#37

Turku University of Applied Sciences

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#38

Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences


#39

Åland University of Applied Sciences


#40

Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences

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#41

North Karelia University of Applied Sciences

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Finland Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT +3

Telephone country code: +358

  • Largest cities in Finland:
  • 1. Helsinki: 560,000
  • 2. Espoo: 255,000
  • 3. Tampere: 200,000
  • 4. Vantaa: 190,000
  • 5. Turku: 175,000
Nobel prize laureates:
Artturi Virtanen (University of Helsinki, 1945)

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FAQ

University of Helsinki ranks #1 in Finland in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Finland Aalto University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 35 rankings where Aalto University is listed.

Aalto University is ranked best in Finland for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the Aalto University.

University of Helsinki is ranked best in Finland for Social Studies & Humanities (Philosophy). See all rankings for the University of Helsinki.

University of Tampere is ranked best in Finland for Computer Science (Library & Information Management). See all rankings for the University of Tampere.

University of Turku is ranked best in Finland for Medicine & Health (Nursing). See all rankings for the University of Turku.

University of Helsinki is ranked best in Finland for Natural Sciences (Environmental Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Helsinki.

University of Helsinki is ranked best in Finland for Agriculture (Agriculture). See all rankings for the University of Helsinki.

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

University of Helsinki is ranked best in Finland for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the University of Helsinki.

University of Tampere is ranked best in Finland for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the University of Tampere.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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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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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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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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