Three Danish universities among Europe’s top 100

Three Danish universities have placed within Europe’s top 100 after the Times Higher Education published its European University Top 200 Rankings.

Three Danish universities among Europe’s top 100
University of Copenhagen. Photo: alq666/Flickr

The highest placed Danish institute was the University of Copenhagen in 32nd. Aarhus University was ranked 46th and the Technical University of Denmark was 82nd.

Aalborg University, Copenhagen Business School and University of Southern Denmark also make it into the top 200, making for a strong Danish turnout relative to population size.

The list, which is updated annually, is based on measures such as teaching reputation, income and the number of students and doctorates per staff member.

The top three Danish universities also made it on to the international version of the Times list, which was released earlier this year.

The United Kingdom dominates the European list with 46 places in the top 200 including seven of the top ten. But other European nations seem to be gaining on the UK, with Germany landing 36 universities on the list. Sweden’s Karolinska Institute placed ninth, an impressive achievement relative to its population size.

“The rankings show that many institutions in Europe are equal in quality and reputation to some of the UK’s biggest names, but are on offer to global talent at a fraction of the cost and without the endless red tape.  With lower tuition fees, more relaxed visa options, and more and more degrees taught in the English language, universities in Germany and the Netherlands in particular offer outstanding options for international students,” said Phil Baty, editor of Times Higher Education Rankings, in a press release.

Map: Times Higher Education

“International students are hugely important to the health of any higher education system and the wider economy. Drawing in international talent helps universities to drive up teaching standards, and foreign students add a great deal to the overall student experience by supporting a rich, multicultural campus life for all students. They also spend money – on goods and services, accommodation and in many countries, tuition fees – and often bring vital skills to a national workforce after graduation,” Baty continued.

The full top 200 results and analysis can be viewed here.

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