Of the seven Finnish institutions, the University of Helsinki was the highest ranked, in 82nd place overall, with its dentistry and oral sciences subjects ranking 27th worldwide.
The other Finnish universities listed were Aalto University (301–400), the University of Turku (301–400), the University of Oulu (401–500), Tampere University (501–600), the University of Eastern Finland (601–700) and the University of Jyväskylä (701–800).
Certain disciplines stood out from the pack. Aalto University’s business administration ranked 25th worldwide, the University of Turku’s nursing studies 35th and the University of Oulu’s telecommunication engineering studies 46th.
Also known as the Shanghai Ranking, ARWU assessed more than 2 000 universities worldwide and published the top 1 000. Four main criteria are used to rank the universities: quality of education, quality of faculty, research output and per-capita performance.
Harvard University once again topped the list, followed by Stanford and Cambridge.