8 September 2010

University of Copenhagen 45 on worldwide ranking

The University of Copenhagen is number 45 on a new list of the world's best universities. On a similar list from last year, the University was ranked 51. The ranking list - QS World University Rankings - used to be a part of a collaboration between Times Higher Education and QS Top Universities (the THE-QS ranking), but starting this year the two parties has split up and will now produce separate rankings.

QS World University Rankings has continued the primary methodology from the previous years. The universities are ranked by six indicators that each account for a certain percentage of the total ranking:

  • Peer review - 40 per cent
  • Number of science citations per faculty - 20 per cent
  • Student-faculty ratio - 20 per cent
  • Employer review - 10 per cent
  • Proportion of international students - 5 per cent
  • Proportion of international faculty - 5 per cent

The method of data calculation behind each indicator can vary a little from year to year, which can account for changes in placement on the list.

Read more about the ranking at www.topuniversities.com