Finnish universities attract international applause
Eight Finnish universities have been included in this year’s Shanghai Ranking, including three in the top 500 worldwide.
Known formally as the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Ranking uses several indicators of academic and research performance to assess more than 2 000 universities. Of these, it put together the top 1 000.
The universities were ranked according to the number of “alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, highly cited researchers, papers published in Nature and Science, papers indexed in major citation indices”, and their per capita academic performance.
The top three positions were taken by Harvard University and Stanford University in the US, and Cambridge University in England.