Universities in Sweden
- Rankings & Reviews -

Sweden
36 out of 42
  • Universities in Sweden
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
40
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Sweden
  • (33 institution and 7 subject rankings)
43
  • 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
  • 22 Jun, 2022: Latest CWTS Leiden Ranking from Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands. 12 universities from Sweden appear in this ranking.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Nature Index published most recent results of Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions. Includes 10 universities from Sweden.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Publication of Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions by Subject (Physical Sciences). Karolinska Institute with highest ranking among universities in Sweden ranked #46.
  • 08 Jun, 2022: Latest QS World University Rankings from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. 8 universities from Sweden appear in this ranking.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Sweden

Dentistry
#1 
Karolinska Institute
Agriculture & Forestry
#3 
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Geography
#14 
Stockholm University
Environmental Sciences
#14 
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Art & Design
#20 
Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design
Environmental Engineering
#23 
Stockholm University
Mathematics
#32 
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Journalism
#36 
The University of Gothenburg
Law
#52 
Lund University
Artificial Intelligence
#54 
Karolinska Institute

Rankings of universities in Sweden 2022

#1

Lund University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (129 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #116 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #95 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #2 
  • #122 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#2

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (590 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #89 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #5 
  • #198 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#3

Uppsala University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (400 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #131 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #128 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #3 
  • #130 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]



#4

Stockholm University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (263 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #176 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #153 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #7 
  • #249 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#5

Chalmers University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (276 reviews)
  • #7 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #125 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #8 
  • #251 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#6

The University of Gothenburg

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (240 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #185 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #185 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #4 
  • #180 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#7

Linköping University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (504 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #320 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #6 
  • #231 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#8

Umeå University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (299 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #369 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #9 
  • #284 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#9

Karolinska Institute

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (192 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #39 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #79 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #1 
  • #48 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#10

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (137 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #333 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #9 
  • #348 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#11

Örebro University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (93 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #433 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #11 
  • #647 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#12

Karlstad University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (220 reviews)
  • #12 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #477 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #16 
  • #1335 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#13

Luleå University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (123 reviews)
  • #12 
  • #435 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #12 
  • #760 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #1084 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]


#14

Linnaeus University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (149 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #490 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #14 
  • #1233 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #801 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 August, 2021]


#15

Stockholm School of Economics

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (171 reviews)
  • #22 
  • #517 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #9 
  • #401 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 August, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #442 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]


#16

Malmö University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (32 reviews)
  • #15 
  • #479 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #13 
  • #1211 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #1727 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]


#17

Jönköping University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (285 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #536 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #15 
  • #1247 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #1844 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]


#18

AlbaNova University Center

  • #23 
  • #523 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #27 
  • #3582 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#19

Blekinge Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (90 reviews)
  • #28 
  • #547 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #20 
  • #1835 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]


#20

Dalarna University College

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (107 reviews)
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  • #24 
  • #529 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #19 
  • #1928 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]
  • #14 
  • #1304 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]


#21

Mid Sweden University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (12 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #490 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #18 
  • #1884 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]
  • #19 
  • #1803 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]


#22

Mälardalen University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (163 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #507 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #20 
  • #1980 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]
  • #18 
  • #1723 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]


#23

University of Borås

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (23 reviews)
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  • #18 
  • #495 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #22 
  • #2134 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]
  • #42 
  • #634 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]


#24

Södertörn University College

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (32 reviews)
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  • #25 
  • #532 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #20 
  • #2096 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]
  • #24 
  • #627 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#25

University of Skövde

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (77 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #479 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #26 
  • #2368 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #129 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#26

Halmstad University College

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (97 reviews)
  • #20 
  • #503 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #24 
  • #2251 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #496 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#27

University West

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (99 reviews)
  • #19 
  • #499 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #25 
  • #2341 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #134 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]


#28

Gävle University College

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (80 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #541 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #23 
  • #2169 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]
  • #22 
  • #545 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]


#29

Linnaeus University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (149 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #327 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#30

World Maritime University

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (13 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #6249 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#31

Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (14 reviews)
  • #30 
  • #8996 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]


#32

Stockholm University of the Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (7 reviews)
  • #31 
  • #10159 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#33

Royal College of Music

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (76 reviews)
  • #32 
  • #10553 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#34

Royal Institute of Art

  • #33 
  • #11414 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]


#35

The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (17 reviews)
  • #34 
  • #11424 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#36

Kristianstad University College

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (112 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #2688 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]
  • #25 
  • #631 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #28 
  • #3596 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#37

University College of Dance

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#38

Gotland University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (48 reviews)
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#39

Johannelunds Theological University College

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (19 reviews)

#40

Växjö University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (149 reviews)
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#41

The University College of Opera, Stockholm

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#42

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

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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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Lund University ranks #1 in Sweden in our meta ranking composed of 123 university rankings.

Among all universities in Sweden KTH Royal Institute of Technology is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 35 rankings where KTH Royal Institute of Technology is listed.

Karolinska Institute is ranked best in Sweden for Medicine & Health (Dentistry). See all rankings for the Karolinska Institute.

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.

Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design is ranked best in Sweden for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.

Stockholm University is ranked best in Sweden for Engineering (Environmental Engineering). See all rankings for the Stockholm University.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is ranked best in Sweden for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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

Lund University is ranked best in Sweden for Law (Law). See all rankings for the Lund University.

Karolinska Institute is ranked best in Sweden for Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence). See all rankings for the Karolinska Institute.

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

The University of Gothenburg is ranked best in Sweden for Education (Education). See all rankings for the The University of Gothenburg.

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)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

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

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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 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%

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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 -THE Young 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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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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