The NTU utilises metrics such as the number of articles, citations and publications to determine the ranking.
 The NTU utilises metrics such as the number of articles, citations and publications to determine the ranking. Image: Veikko Somerpuro

Finnish universities among world’s best in research

The Na­tional Taiwan Uni­versity (NTU) Ranking, an annual survey of the scientific research pursuits of the world’s top universities, features eight Finnish universities.

Also known as the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, the NTU Ranking ranks 800 universities across the fields of agriculture, engineering, social sciences, clinical medicine, life sciences and natural sciences.

The University of Helsinki was the best performing Finnish representative, coming in at 79th place overall. The university was placed 30th in agriculture, 62nd in life sciences and 91st in clinical medicine.

Elsewhere, the University of Turku was ranked 335th overall, followed by Aalto University (342nd), the University of Eastern Finland (356th), the University of Oulu (427nd), the University of Tampere (451st), the University of Jyväskylä (551-600) and Tampere University of Technology (751-800).

Harvard University topped this year’s ranking.

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