Danish universities slide down ranking list

The University of Copenhagen was Denmark’s sole representative among the world’s 100 best schools in the newly-released QS World University Rankings.

Danish universities slide down ranking list
The University of Copenhagen. Photo: Colourbox
Despite a fall from number 45 last year to number 69 in this year’s QS rankings, the University of Copenhagen can claim the title of the best university in the Nordics. 
The university’s placement was one spot above the University of Lund in southern Sweden.
Sweden was the only Nordic country to claim two schools among the top 100 this year. The highest ranking Norwegian school was the University of Oslo at number 135, while Finland's University of Helsinki was ranked the 96th best. No Icelandic universities were included in the rankings. 
The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479. With some 37,000 students it is both Denmark’s largest and oldest university. 
Aarhus University fell out of the top 100 in this year’s list, landing at number 107. The Technical University of Denmark was not too far behind at number 112, up eleven spots from last year. The University of Southern Denmark took a fall from number 308 to number 361 and was leapfrogged by Aalborg University, which improved by seven spots to land at number 356. 
The QS World University Rankings annually rate 800 universities, based on measures including academic reputation, reputation among employers, citations, mentoring and student performance. 
The number one university in the world, according to QS, is the United States' MIT, closely followed by Harvard, with Stanford and the United Kingdom's Cambridge claiming a shared third place.
The full rankings can be viewed here.

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Copenhagen Uni seeks foreigners for ‘life under lockdown’ study

Copenhagen University is looking for foreigners living in Denmark for 'Where have all the people gone?', a sociological study on life under coronavirus lockdown.

Copenhagen Uni seeks foreigners for 'life under lockdown' study
An empty square in Copenhagen. Photo: Romina Forte Nerán

Séamus Power, Assistant professor of Sociology, generated the diary-like study to examine how people in Denmark are experiencing the life under the strict measures brought in on March 11. 

“These measures suddenly changed the daily lives for millions of Danes and raise an important question: How have the distancing regulations impacted social relationships, family life, well-being, and mental health?,” Power wrote in a page on the study. 

Anyone who wants to participate can apply here