Universities in Sweden
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Sweden
35 out of 41
  • Universities in Sweden
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
22
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Sweden
  • (14 institution and 8 subject rankings)
26
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Sweden
  • Among TOP 200

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

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Sweden
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Latest Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities from Scimago Institutions. 27 universities from Sweden appear in this ranking.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK published most recent results of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Modern Langugages). Includes 130 universities from Sweden.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: Publication of UniRank 4icu - World Ranking. KTH Royal Institute of Technology with highest ranking among universities in Sweden ranked #177.
  • 28 Jan, 2021: Publication of THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education. Lund University with highest ranking among universities in Sweden ranked #40.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Sweden

Dentistry
#1 
The University of Gothenburg
Agriculture & Forestry
#3 
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Geography
#7 
Stockholm University
Environmental Sciences
#14 
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic
#18 
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Music
#18 
Royal College of Music
Library & Information Management
#24 
University of Borås
Journalism
#36 
The University of Gothenburg
Linguistics
#57 
Stockholm University
Statistics
#76 
Karolinska Institute

Rankings of universities in Sweden 2021

#1

Lund University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (129 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #103 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #97 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #112 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (251 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #98 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #177 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Uppsala University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (121 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #111 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #124 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #120 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#4

Chalmers University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (99 reviews)
  • #6 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #139 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #238 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Stockholm University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (85 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #183 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #181 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #214 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

The University of Gothenburg

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (40 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #191 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #202 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #169 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

Karolinska Institute

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (66 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #36 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #67 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#8

Umeå University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (192 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #333 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #295 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#9

Linköping University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (504 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #362 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #218 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#10

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (44 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #352 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #352 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#11

Örebro University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (93 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #446 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #693 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#12

Karlstad University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (167 reviews)
  • #12 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #533 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #1795 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#13

Stockholm School of Economics

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (147 reviews)
  • #9 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #27 
  • #596 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #2573 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#14

Luleå University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (50 reviews)
  • #12 
  • #468 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #769 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #14 
  • #1374 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#15

Malmö University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (32 reviews)
  • #14 
  • #506 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #1125 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #1177 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#16

Linnaeus University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #530 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #1226 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #801 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 17 August, 2020]


#17

Mid Sweden University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (12 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #515 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #1628 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #1778 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]

#18

University of Skövde

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (69 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #492 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #2960 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #2398 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]

#19

Jönköping University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (146 reviews)
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  • #25 
  • #580 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #3653 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #1898 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#20

Dalarna University College

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (75 reviews)
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  • #23 
  • #567 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #22 
  • #4120 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #1918 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#21

Halmstad University College

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (94 reviews)
  • #18 
  • #531 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #20 
  • #3079 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #538 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]


#22

Mälardalen University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (163 reviews)
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  • #22 
  • #552 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #1808 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #448 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]


#23

University of Borås

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (23 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #507 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #2182 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #410 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]


#24

Gävle University College

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (77 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #550 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #20 
  • #2087 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #557 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]


#25

University West

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (99 reviews)
  • #21 
  • #552 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #275 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #27 
  • #2310 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#26

Blekinge Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (37 reviews)
  • #24 
  • #567 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #22 
  • #1679 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#27

Södertörn University College

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (32 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #588 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #415 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #25 
  • #1940 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#28

Linnaeus University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (20 reviews)
  • #11 
  • #1012 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #345 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#29

The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (14 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #2382 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #24 
  • #2996 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]
  • #34 
  • #11315 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#30

Kristianstad University College

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (76 reviews)
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  • #23 
  • #2669 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #108 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #28 
  • #3510 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#31

World Maritime University

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (13 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #5955 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#32

Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (14 reviews)
  • #30 
  • #8489 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#33

Stockholm University of the Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (7 reviews)
  • #31 
  • #9648 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#34

Royal College of Music

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (47 reviews)
  • #32 
  • #10113 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#35

Royal Institute of Art

  • #33 
  • #11002 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#36

Gotland University

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (21 reviews)
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#37

Växjö University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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#38

The University College of Opera, Stockholm

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#39

University College of Dance


#40

Dramatiska institutet University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre

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#41

AlbaNova University Center


Sweden Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT +2

Telephone country code: +46

  • Largest cities in Sweden:
  • 1. Stockholm: 1,500,000
  • 2. Gothenburg: 575,000
  • 3. Malmo: 300,000
  • 4. Uppsala: 150,000
  • 5. Sollentuna: 140,000
Nobel prize laureates:
Arvid Carlsson (Göteborg University, 2000)
 
Sune K. Bergström (Karolinska Institutet, 1982)
 
Bengt I. Samuelsson (Karolinska Institutet, 1982)
 
Kai M. Siegbahn (Uppsala University, 1981)
 
Bertil Ohlin (Stockholm School of Economics, 1977)
 
Hannes Alfvén (Royal Institute of Technology, 1970)
 
Ulf von Euler (Karolinska Institutet, 1970)
 
Ragnar Granit (Karolinska Institutet, 1967)
 
Hugo Theorell (Karolinska Institutet, Nobel Medical Institute, 1955)
 
Arne Tiselius (Uppsala University, 1948)
 

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FAQ

Lund University ranks #1 in Sweden in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Sweden Lund University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 27 rankings where Lund University is listed.

The University of Gothenburg is ranked best in Sweden for Medicine & Health (Dentistry). See all rankings for the The University of Gothenburg.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is ranked best in Sweden for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Stockholm University is ranked best in Sweden for Social Studies & Humanities (Geography). See all rankings for the Stockholm University.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is ranked best in Sweden for Natural Sciences (Environmental Sciences). See all rankings for the The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is ranked best in Sweden for Engineering (Engineering - Electrical & Electronic). See all rankings for the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Royal College of Music is ranked best in Sweden for Arts Visual & Performing (Music). See all rankings for the Royal College of Music.

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

The University of Gothenburg is ranked best in Sweden for Journalism & Media Studies (Journalism). See all rankings for the The University of Gothenburg.

Stockholm University is ranked best in Sweden for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the Stockholm University.

Karolinska Institute is ranked best in Sweden for Mathematics (Statistics). See all rankings for the Karolinska Institute.

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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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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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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