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.