Good News from Thu, 23 August, 2012:

Five Finnish universities make top 500 list

The University of Helsinki ranked 73rd overall The University of Helsinki ranked 73rd overall

Five universities in Finland have been included on a ranking list of the world’s top 500 universities. 

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) considers achievements such as Nobel prizes and articles published in scientific journals.

The highest-ranked Finnish institution is the University of Helsinki on 73rd place. Also included are the Universities of Oulu, Turku, Eastern Finland and Jyväskylä.

Aalto University is not placed in the overall listings but in a comparison of specific fields, it ranked among the top 200 schools of engineering and economics.

ARWU is published annually by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. It’s the tenth time the list has been released. More than 1200 universities are ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 are published.

Harvard University in the United States remains the number one in the world for the tenth year. The other top ten universities are Stanford, MIT, Berkeley, Cambridge, Caltech, Princeton, Columbia, Chicago and Oxford.